Here you will find the BCI Annual Report, published in May/June of the following year, and BCI Harvest Reports, containing data from the field. In 2017 we also started publishing quarterly reports.
Better Cotton is sown and harvested in different annual cycles all over the world. In some regions, sowing and harvesting take place in the same calendar year, and in others, these activities spread over two calendar years. This means that globally complete harvest data is only available later on in the following year, after the harvests.
In the BCI Harvest Reports you will find global Better Cotton results by country, and updates on our strategic thinking and progress. The results compare country averages of key environmental, economic and social indicators achieved by BCI Farmers, to comparable farmers in the same regions who operate outside of BCI projects. We refer to these farmers as the Comparison Farmers. The Harvest Reports also include countries where a benchmarked standard exists. Benchmarking is a process of comparing one organisation’s policies, practices, standards or systems with those of similar organisations, and identifying gaps between them. BCI works with other standards on benchmarking with the Better Cotton Standard System.