The Better Cotton Initiative 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, by developing Better Cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund is a global programme designed to support the Better Cotton Initiative in its goals of reaching five million farmers in key cotton-producing countries and have Better Cotton account for 30% of global cotton production. Launched by BCI and its partners in 2016, the Fund identifies, supports and invests in field-level programmes and innovation while fostering adoption of the Better Cotton Standard System by governments and other national entities.  Learn more about the Fund.

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News

BCI Drives Measurable Improvements in Cotton Production

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
  In order to produce and sell Better Cotton, licensed BCI Farmers adhere to the Better Cotton... Read More

BCI Members Lead on More Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
  Committed BCI Retailer and Brand Members have significantly contributed to the dramatic... Read More

Stories

How a Cotton Farmer Defied the Odds to Embrace Natural Farming Methods

BCI Farmer Vinodbhai Patel uses only natural fertilisers and pesticides (using raw materials sourced from nature) to produce cotton. He now trains other BCI Farmers in his community and advises on best practice. Meet Vinodbhai.... Read More

Female Farmer Becomes a Role Model in Pakistani Cotton Community

Female cotton farmers can set a powerful example in their communities, inspiring more women to take on greater responsibilities in their family businesses and inspiring girls to pursue leadership opportunities in their communities.... Read More

Participation

BCI Calendar of Events 2018-2019

Visit our events page and keep up to date with our latest webinars, workshops and conferences.... Read More

BCI Field Trip: India

Join us on a BCI Field Trip to India. Visit cotton farms and meet licensed BCI Farmers, ginners and other actors at the source of Better Cotton production.... Read More

2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Mark your calendar to join BCI in the textile sourcing hub of Shanghai, China on 11-13 June 2019.... Read More