Today, BCI released the 2015 Harvest Report for Brazil. This marks the fifth year of Better Cotton production in Brazil, and the second year of BCI’s Strategic Partnership with Associação Brasileiro dos Produtores de Algodão (ABRAPA). In 2015, Brazil maintained its position as the largest source of Better Cotton globally.
The Harvest Report can be accessed through an interactive map on the BCI website and details contextual factors from the latest harvest.
Highlights from the report include:
- In 2015, 189 cotton farmers were licensed to produce Better Cotton.
- 762,000 metric tonnes of Better Cotton lint was produced across 556,000 hectares.
- Better Cotton amounted to 57% of the entire cotton crop in Brazil, compared to 45% in 2014.
Better Cotton is sown and harvested in different annual cycles across the world, which means that harvest data becomes available from different regions throughout the calendar year. When a country’s harvest results are finalised, they will be released on the 2015 Harvest Report map on an ongoing basis.
The next Harvest Report to be released will be Tajikistan.