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Earthsight: Better Cotton Action Plan Update

In April 2024, Better Cotton was the focus of a report, published by the environmental non-profit, Earthsight, which highlighted issues in the cotton industry of Brazil’s Matopiba region. Better Cotton commissioned an independent consultant to investigate potential non-compliances on selected farms. We subsequently published our statement and summary of findings, which did not detect any…

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Better Cotton and Pesticide Exposure: Research Explores Farmer Welfare in Pakistan  

Photo Credit: Better Cotton/Khaula Jamil. Location: Vehari District, Punjab, Pakistan, 2018. Description: Farm-workers cotton sowing. Dr Muhammad Asim Yasin Dr Muhammad Asim Yasin is an agricultural and environmental economist who directly supported Better Cotton Pakistan’s mission through work at the Lok Sanjh Foundation – an Implementing Partner of ours – for more than a decade…

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Why We Are Bringing the Better Cotton Conference to Istanbul

The Better Cotton Conference is an annual opportunity to convene our global community of cotton stakeholders for two days of working together to address the challenges and opportunities in the future of sustainable cotton. We’re especially excited this year to host the Better Cotton Conference 2024 in Türkiye – the seventh-largest cotton producer in the…

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At Work in a Changing Climate

Photo Credit: Better Cotton/Baran Vardar. Harran, Turkey 2022. Better Cotton Farm Worker Ali Gümüştop, 52. Alessandra Barbarewicz By Alessandra Barbarewicz, Senior Decent Work Officer at Better Cotton In April 2024, the International Labour Organization (ILO) published a report on safety and health at work in a changing climate, highlighting the impact that climate change is…

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Better Cotton Conference 2024: Meet Your Keynote Speakers!

Better Cotton’s annual conference returns 26-27 June 2024! We’ll be in Istanbul, Türkiye, to welcome a multistakeholder, cross-commodity audience in-person and online for two days of action-packed discussion and debate at the Hilton Bomonti Hotel & Conference Center.  Our agenda will span four complex and interlinked themes – Putting People First, Driving Change at Field…

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