BCI has recently released a new communications resource, which includes the most up-to-date figures about our work around the globe as well as ‘10 things you should know about the Better Cotton Initiative’.
One of the highlights you will find in the resource is BCI’s global reach figures from the 2015/16 cotton season:
- Through our partners, BCI trained 1.6 million farmers of whom 1.5 million received licenses. These farmers came from 23 countries on five continents.
- BCI Farmers produced 2.5 million metric tonnes of Better Cotton lint. This is enough cotton to make 2.5 billion pairs of jeans.
- BCI Farmers produced Better Cotton on 3.5 million hectares, which is more than the land mass of Belgium.