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BCI’s Membership Growth Continues in 2020

Announcements Monday, September 7th, 2020

In the first half of 2020, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) welcomed 210 new members. BCI works with members across the cotton supply chain to ensure there is continuous demand for and supply of Better Cotton – cotton produced by licensed BCI Farmers in line with the Better Cotton Principles...



World Water Week 2020: Tackling Water Shortages in Tajikistan

Announcements Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

 
In World Water Week 2020, we are pleased to launch our latest Story from the Field which explores how one BCI Farmer’s commitment to trialling water-saving practices led him to install Tajikistan’s first tubular irrigation system, saving almost two million litres of water in just one cotton...



BCI Launches New Chain of Custody Advisory Group

Announcements Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Last month, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) launched its new Chain of Custody Advisory Group.

The purpose of the new Advisory Group is to provide advice on the development of the Better Cotton Chain of Custody – the key framework that connects demand with supply of Better Cotton and helps...



BCI Publishes Revised Chain of Custody Guidelines

Announcements Friday, July 24th, 2020

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has launched a revised version of the Better Cotton Chain of Custody Guidelines.

Chain of Custody Guidelines V1.4

The Better Cotton Chain of Custody (CoC) is the key framework that connects demand with supply of Better Cotton and helps to incentivise cotton...



Sustainable Cotton Reaches 22% of Global Production as 2.3 Million Farmers Receive Training on Improved Agricultural Practices

Announcements Monday, June 29th, 2020

 
Today, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) launched its 2019 Annual Report. In the report, BCI shares that Better Cotton – cotton produced by licensed BCI Farmers in line with the initiative’s Better Cotton Principles and Criteria – now accounts for 22% of global cotton production*.

In...



The Better Cotton Initiative Launches in Egypt

Announcements Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Approximately 2,000 Smallholder Cotton Farmers Will Receive Training and Support on How to Grow Egyptian Cotton More Sustainably While Also Improving Their Livelihoods

After many years’ engagement and preparation, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), together with the United Nations Industrial...



BCI Creates New Chain of Custody Advisory Group: Apply Now

Announcements Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

 
As BCI develops its 2030 strategy and targets for the next decade, in addition to deepening BCI’s impact at field level, the focus remains on scaling the sustainable production and sourcing of Better Cotton – the cotton grown by licensed BCI Farmers in line with the Better Cotton...



Sustainable Farming Solutions Shortlisted for Global Better Cotton Innovation Challenge

Announcements Friday, April 17th, 2020

 
In November 2019, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), with the support of Dalberg Advisors, launched the Better Cotton Innovation Challenge – a global project seeking innovative ideas and solutions to improve sustainable cotton farming practices...



BCI General Assembly to Take Place Virtually on 9 June 2020

Announcements Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

 
The BCI General Assembly is the biennial gathering of BCI Members across all BCI membership categories, to elect the BCI Council (the governing body of the organisation) and receive key updates from the BCI Leadership Team.

While the 2020 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference in Lisbon has...



BCI Sets Up Expert Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work

Announcements Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

The Better Cotton Standard System is a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic, and addresses the many challenges of cotton production. One of the seven Better Cotton Principles and Criteria directly...



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