The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. BCI exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future.

News and Blog

Israel Cotton Production and Marketing Board Becomes BCI Strategic Partner

Thursday, June 10th, 2021
The Israeli cotton sector may be small, but its cotton farmers use some of the world’s most efficient irrigation methods, collaborating effectively to address key sustainability challenges, and growing very high quality, extra-long... Read More

Promoting Better Cotton Farming Practices in Maharashtra: Case Study

Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Between August 2019 and October 2020, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) funded a BCI programme in Maharashtra, India, to engage approximately 140,000 farmers in the Nandurbar, Chandrapur and Nagpur... Read More

Stories

Adopting Sustainable Water Practices in India

Find out how an educational game of Snakes and Ladders, introduced to 24 schools in cotton farming communities across Gujarat, encouraged children to share positive messages about sustainable water use with their families and communities.... Read More

Improving Working Conditions for Farm-Workers in Şanlıurfa

Hear stories about the positive changes a BCI Farmer, a permanent farm-worker and a labour contractor are making as a result of their participation in the ‘Toward Decent Working Conditions in Cotton Farms in Şanlıurfa’ project.... Read More

Updates

Covid-19 Hub

In this hub, you will find up-to-date information about how BCI Farmers around the world have been impacted by the pandemic and what additional efforts BCI and our on-the-ground partners are taking to support them.... Read More

Monthly Webinars

Join BCI online for a wide array of virtual events, including our member-only webinar series, Introduction to BCI sessions, Better Cotton Platform training and our new three-part series led by BCI India.
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