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Register Now for Cotton 2040’s Webinar on Climate Risk to Cotton Production

Announcements Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

 

Cotton 2040, with partners Acclimatise and support from Laudes Foundation, authored the first-ever global analysis of physical climate risks across global cotton growing regions for the 2040s, as well as a Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment of cotton growing regions in India.

The...



2.7 Million Cotton Farmers Grow Nearly a Quarter of Global Cotton More Sustainably

Announcements Wednesday, June 30th, 2021


Today, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) shared in our 2020 Annual Report that Better Cotton – cotton produced in line with the initiative’s Better Cotton Principles and Criteria by licensed BCI Farmers – now accounts for 23% of global cotton production, with BCI’s nearly 70...



BCI and FAO Global Soil Partnership Collaborate to Promote Sustainable Soil Management

Announcements Friday, June 25th, 2021

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is delighted to be partnering with the FAO Global Soil Partnership to promote sustainable soil management.

Soil health is one of the seven Better Cotton Principles and Criteria, which lay out the global definition of Better Cotton. Soil is one of the...



Israel Cotton Production and Marketing Board Becomes BCI Strategic Partner

Announcements Thursday, June 10th, 2021

 
The Israeli cotton sector may be small, but its cotton farmers use some of the world’s most efficient irrigation methods, collaborating effectively to address key sustainability challenges, and growing very high quality, extra-long staple cotton.

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Promoting Better Cotton Farming Practices in Maharashtra: Case Study

Announcements Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Between August 2019 and October 2020, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) funded a BCI programme in Maharashtra, India, to engage approximately 140,000 farmers in the Nandurbar, Chandrapur and Nagpur districts.

The programme aimed to promote sustainable...



Getting Value from Purpose: Register Now for the May Episode of BCI’s Digital Series

Announcements Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

 
A step further than sustainability – why communicating purpose is key to success.

On Tuesday 11 May, BCI will be joined by Brand Purpose experts, GOOD Agency, as they explore the primary drivers of purpose and unpick the ways in which brands can mobilise stakeholders, colleagues, and...



Water Stewardship and Cotton: World Water Day 2021

Announcements Monday, March 22nd, 2021

 
Approximately half a billion people around the world currently face severe water scarcity, and nearly half of the global population lives in regions where freshwater is polluted. Caring for our water resources — both locally and globally — is one of the biggest sustainability challenges of...



BCI Celebrates International Women’s Day 2021

Announcements Monday, March 8th, 2021

Today is International Women’s Day 2021, a global event to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. At the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), we are celebrating women’s achievements by sharing inspiring stories from the field, reflecting on and reinforcing our...



Cotton and the Circular Economy: Register Now for the March Episode of BCI’s Digital Series

Announcements, Events Friday, March 5th, 2021

 
Circular business models are on the rise in the apparel and textile industry, but how will this impact the cotton sector and cotton farmers in particular?

Historically, businesses have followed a ‘take-make-waste’ linear model. Beyond consumer use, there have been few systems in...



BCI Welcomes New Council Members Adidas, Anandi, Pesticide Action Network and Supima

Announcements Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is delighted to announce that representatives from Adidas, Anandi, Pesticide Action Network and Supima have been elected to the BCI Council.

The BCI Council is the organisation’s highest decision-making body and has a direct influence on making global...



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