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.
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Western China Update: Sustained allegations of forced labour and other human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China have contributed to an increasingly untenable operating environment, and as of October 2020, BCI has, therefore, taken the decision to cease all field-level activities in the region effective immediately, including capacity building and data monitoring and reporting. Read more here.

News and Blog

BCI Farmers Achieve Tangible Results Through More Sustainable Farming Practices

Friday, November 20th, 2020
  In the 2018-19 cotton season*, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and our on-the-ground partners provided training on more sustainable farming practices to more than 2.3 million cotton farmers in 23 countries. With BCI training,... Read More

BCI Launches New Cotton Sustainability Digital Series for 2021

Thursday, November 12th, 2020
We are delighted to launch a new Cotton Sustainability Digital Series for 2021! Sessions and speakers originally curated for the in-person 2021 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will now be coming to you live online, at more... Read More

Stories

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

Trialling Innovative Water-Saving Practices in Tajikistan

Find out how one BCI Farmer's commitment to trialling water-saving practices led him to install Tajikistan's first tubular irrigation system, saving almost two million litres of water in just one cotton season. ... 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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