Big Numbers

  • The Number: 241,697
  • Units: mt
  • Description: amount of organic cotton fiber produced in 2010

  • The Number: 1.1
  • Units: %
  • Description: of global cotton production in 2010 was organic

  • The Number: 15
  • Units: %
  • Description: increase in organic production on 2009 levels

  • The Number: 23
  • Units:
  • Description: number of countries growing organic cotton

  • The Number: 275,300
  • Units:
  • Description: number of organic cotton farmers in 2010

  • The Number: 30
  • Units: %
  • Description: better water retention in organic soils

  • The Number: 20
  • Units: %
  • Description: carbon emission reduction potential of organic soils

  • The Number: 40-72
  • Units: %
  • Description: compensation potential by carbon sequestration

  • The Number: 6
  • Units:
  • Description: ave no. of food crops grown by organic cotton farmers

  • The Number: 0
  • Units:
  • Description: number of toxic or persistent chemicals used in organic

  • The Number: 28
  • Units: %
  • Description: of crops grown for 'own use' by organic cotton farmers

  • The Number: >75
  • Units: %
  • Description: organic cotton farmers reported to be food secure

  • The Number: 35
  • Units: %
  • Description: of the worlds textiles are made from cotton

  • The Number: 40
  • Units: %
  • Description: of textile impacts are from growing cotton

  • The Number: 25
  • Units: %
  • Description: of the earth's biodiversity lives in the soil