Over two thirds of the worlds cotton is grown in developing countries and the former Soviet Union. Valued at over $32 billion every year, global cotton production should be improving lives. But this "white gold" too often brings misery.
EJF is committed to eradicating child labour and the deadliest pesticides from cotton production and promoting organic alternatives.
Pirate fishing undermines attempts at sustainable fisheries management, causing massive damage to the marine environment and jeopardising the food security and livelihoods of poor coastal communities in developing countries. EJFs Pirate Fishing Campaign investigates and exposes illegal fishing operations, and pushes for action on key issues that if addressed will greatly contribute to ending illegal fishing globally.