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.

Together with our on-the-ground 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 cotton production, and BCI’s presence, in China.

 

 

News and Blog

2020 Sustainable Cotton Ranking Launched

Monday, February 17th, 2020
  For the fourth time, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Solidaridad and the Pesticide Action... Read More

2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference | Meet the Speaker: Reuben Turner

Thursday, February 13th, 2020
In just a few months’ time, the 4th annual Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will take... Read More

Stories

BCI Farmers in India Form Their Own Farmer-Owned Collective and Improve Their Livelihoods

Balubhai Parmar is helping to lead an enterprising group of BCI Farmers who founded their own organisation — the Somnath Farmer Producer Organisation — putting themselves at the forefront of continuously improving their members’ performance.... Read More

Towards Women’s Economic Empowerment in Mali: One Woman’s Journey to Improve the Lives of Rural Women

Tata Djire has always been fascinated by cotton farming and rural life, and she wanted to make a difference from an early age. She has spent her career supporting smallholder farmers and women.... Read More

Participation

Register Now for the 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Join BCI and partners in Lisbon, Portugal on 9-11 June 2020, where the entire sector will come together to shape a more sustainable future for cotton.... Read More

Become a BCI Member

BCI is a truly joint effort and more than 1,800 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