This year, BCI celebrates its 10th anniversary! Take a journey through our first decade and the milestones that enabled BCI to evolve into the global initiative it is today. Ten Years of Transformation.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. Together with our partners we provide training on more sustainable farming practices to more than two million cotton farmers in 21 countries. In the 2017-18 cotton season, licensed BCI Farmers produced more than five million metric tonnes of ‘Better Cotton’ – that accounts for around 19% of global cotton production! Find out more about our work and how we are progressing towards our 2020 targets in our 2018 Annual Report.

 

 

News and Blog

Partnering to Scale Sustainable Cotton Farming Practices: Q&A with C&A Foundation

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
The challenges with producing and sourcing raw materials, including cotton, are complex and they... Read More

Key Study Highlights Early Impacts of BCI on Smallholder Cotton Farmers in India

Thursday, September 19th, 2019
BCI Farmers in southern India are adopting Better Cotton Principles at high rates, according to... Read More

Which Cotton Merchants and Mills Are Sourcing the Largest Volumes of ‘Better Cotton’?

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019
  As demand for Better Cotton – cotton grown by licensed BCI Farmers in line with the Better... Read More

Stories

Overcoming a Cotton Crisis Through Collaboration and Working in Harmony With the Environment

In the cotton fields of central Israel, BCI Farmer Noam Amir walks towards his fields of gently swaying cotton plants. Everything is calm, yet in 2017, these fields were affected by an unprecedented attack of  ‘charcoal rot’.... Read More

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

Participation

Become a BCI Member

BCI is a truly joint effort and more than 1,600 member organisations spanning the global cotton supply chain, from civil society and farmer organisations to retailers and brands, support our goal to transform the cotton sector.... Read More

BCI Field Trips 2019

Join BCI in China, India, Pakistan, Turkey or the USA and visit cotton farms, gins, spinning mills and other actors at the source of cotton production.... Read More