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.

We are proud to launch the BCI 2017 Annual Report.

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News

Save the Date: BCI 2019 Global Cotton Conference

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
  We are delighted to announce that the BCI 2019 Global Cotton Conference will take place in... Read More

Sector-Wide Engagement Drives Large-Scale Change

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018
  BCI aims for large-scale transformation of global cotton production. We strive to enable as... Read More

Stories

BCI Farmers Stand at the Forefront of Soil Conservation

Soil is one of our planet’s most vital resources. BCI Farmers are implementing innovative practices, in order to not only care for soil health, but also, to give something back to the soil. Zeb Winslow is one of these farmers.... 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 2018 Calendar of Events

From field trips, to BCI Member workshops, to training webinars, we have events running throughout the year. Check the BCI events calendar for regular updates.... Read More
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Introduction to BCI and Better Cotton | Milan

Join BCI in Milan after the Textile Exchange Conference to find out how BCI is creating opportunities for more sustainable cotton strategies.... 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