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

Water Stewardship and Cotton: World Water Day 2021

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
  Approximately half a billion people around the world currently face severe water scarcity, and nearly half of the global population lives in regions where freshwater is polluted. Caring for our water resources — both locally and... Read More

BCI Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Monday, March 8th, 2021
Today is International Women's Day 2021, a global event to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), we are celebrating women’s achievements by sharing... 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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