Brazil is one of the world’s leading cotton producers. Thanks to various economic and technological interventions – such as targeted government support, the emergence of new cotton producing regions, and precision farming technologies – Brazil’s cotton production is thriving and some analysts predict could rise further than expected. As one of the world’s largest consumers of cotton fibre as well, Brazil is a key country for BCI to continue to improve the uptake and flow of Better Cotton across the supply chain.
Who grows Better Cotton?
In the 2016-17 season, 195 licensed BCI Farmers in Brazil produced 1,050,000 metric tonnes of Better Cotton lint on 607,000 hectares.
Who is BCI’s Partner in Brazil?
ABRAPA (Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Algodão) has been BCI’s Implementing Partner since 2010. They became a Strategic Partner in 2014 after completing a benchmarking exercise which aligned ABRAPA’s own ABR (Algodão Brasileira Responsável / Responsible Brazilian Cotton) programme, with the Better Cotton Standard.
When is cotton grown in Brazil?
In Brazil, cotton is sown from February to March and harvested from September to December.
Stories from the Field
Brazil producers were among the first to embrace Better Cotton. Find out more in the video below.