The Mozambican government institute of Cotton (IAM), the leading governmental body for the development of cotton sector in Mozambique, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with BCI which embeds the Better Cotton Production Standards into the national program for cotton production. IAM will be BCI’s strategic partner to ensure the implementation of the Better Cotton standard across the spectrum of actors in the Mozambique cotton industry.
BCI CEO Patrick Laine commented, “With this agreement IAM becomes the first government organisation to adopt the Better Cotton Production Standard as its national cotton system. BCI is delighted by the leadership example the Mozambique government is setting in this field. We look forward to working with them to ensure the successful implementation of this program which will increase the incomes of farmers while improving other social and environmental impacts associated with the production of cotton.”