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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




Accelerating and Scaling Sustainability in Cotton Production: Q&A with IDH

Published Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) is an international development organisation accelerating and scaling sustainability across a number of commodities – from cotton and cocoa to palm oil and paper. IDH has been instrumental in the Better Cotton Initiative’s (BCI) growth, providing the initial funding that enabled the scale-up of...read more




Reaching and Training 930,000 Cotton Farmers Across Africa: Q&A with Aid by Trade Foundation

Published Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

Image credit: Martin J. Kielmann for Aid by Trade Foundation | CmiA farmers, 2019. In the 2017-18 cotton season, more than 930,000 farmers across Africa produced approximately 560,000 metric tonnes of cotton certified in accordance with Aid by Trade Foundation’s (AbTF) Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) standard – accounting for roughly 37%...read more




Utilising Technology to Overcome Cotton Growing Challenges: Q&A with Cotton Australia

Published Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Cotton growers producing cotton in line with the Australian cotton industry’s myBMP programme have been able to sell their cotton as Better Cotton since 2014, when BCI recognised myBMP as an equivalent sustainability standard. By 2018, Better Cotton represented 22% of Australia’s cotton lint. Here, Brooke Summers, Supply Chain Consultant...read more




Improving Cotton Farmers’ Knowledge and Skills in India: Q&A with Lupin Foundation

Published Friday, May 24th, 2019

Lupin Foundation has been a Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) field-level partner – Implementing Partner – since 2017. In the 2017-18 cotton season, the foundation began training 12,000 cotton farmers on more sustainable farming practices in line with the Better Cotton Principles and Criteria. Within one year, Lupin Foundation has rapidly...read more




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