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BCI Farmers Tackle Water Challenges in Cotton Production

Published Friday, March 22nd, 2019

To mark World Water Day 2019, we quizzed Gregory Jean, BCI’s Standards and Learning Manager, about how BCI is working with our on-the-ground partners and cotton farmers around the world to address critical water challenges in cotton production. What specific water challenges do cotton farmers face? Freshwater is a shared and limited...read more




WWF-Pakistan and BCI: A Decade of Driving More Sustainable Cotton Production

Published Wednesday, March 6th, 2019

Cotton is an important cash crop in Pakistan and its production supports hundreds of thousands of farming families and their communities, but it is not without its challenges. The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has worked with field-level partner, WWF-Pakistan, for a decade to help farmers produce cotton in a more sustainable way. Hammad Naqi...read more




BCI’s First 10 Years: Transforming Cotton Growing and Improving Farmers’ Lives from the Ground Up

Published Thursday, February 28th, 2019

This year BCI turns 10 years old. Over the course of the year, we will be publishing a series of articles, with input from key stakeholders who have been influential throughout BCI’s first decade – from partners, to civil society organisations, to retailers and brands. Although the series will predominately focus on the future, we will...read more




Laying the Foundation for Sustainable Cotton Production in India

Published Wednesday, December 12th, 2018

In India, the first harvest of Better Cotton took place during the 2010-11 cotton season. Global fabric and apparel manufacturer Arvind Ltd. partnered with the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to lead the implementation of the Better Cotton Standard, laying the foundation for more sustainable cotton production in the country. Arvind’s journey...read more




Learning First-Hand from BCI Farmers in Pakistan: Q&A with BCI’s Communications Coordinator

Published Tuesday, December 11th, 2018

When BCI staff member Morgan Ferrar from the global communications team visited Pakistan, she saw how families’ lives are improving since cotton farmers have joined the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) programme, and how it can be the start of a very different future for communities.   What was the reason for your visit to Pakistan? Supporting...read more




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