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

Published Thursday, September 19th, 2019

BCI Farmers in southern India are adopting Better Cotton Principles at high rates, according to a key study that enables the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) to improve our impact potential throughout the region and beyond. The three-year independent impact study, ‘Evaluation of the Early Impacts of the Better Cotton Initiative on Smallholder...read more




WWF-India Improves Access to Technology for Tens of Thousands of Cotton Farmers

Published Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Cotton is a major cash crop in the Jalna district of Maharastra, India, but cotton farmers there can experience numerous challenges. Frequent drought and extended dry spells, along with complex geological conditions make accessing water difficult. These issues coupled with recent pink bollworm (an insect known for being a pest in cotton...read more




BCI Outlines Step-Change on Impact Measurement

Published Monday, September 2nd, 2019

*This article was originally published in the July 2019 print issue of Apparel Insider magazine. In the last issue of Apparel Insider, the cover story focused on the need for better data to compare cotton production methods. Here, Kendra Pasztor, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Manager at BCI outlines what BCI is doing on these...read more




Ten Years of Transformation: BCI Celebrates its 10th Anniversary

Published Friday, August 9th, 2019

This year the Better Cotton Initiative celebrates its 10th anniversary! To mark this special year, we invite you to explore BCI’s first decade through an interactive timeline which celebrates the milestones that enabled BCI to evolve into the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world. Today, BCI is supported by more than 1,600 read more




Highlights from the 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Published Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

Over 300 representatives from across the cotton supply chain – from farmers to retailers and brands – met in Shanghai on 12 and 13 June for the 2019 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference. The conference, hosted by the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), brought the sector together to collaborate on a more sustainable future for cotton. Here...read more




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