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BCI Farmers Achieve Tangible Results Through More Sustainable Farming Practices

Announcements Friday, November 20th, 2020

In the 2018-19 cotton season*, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and our on-the-ground partners provided training on more sustainable farming practices to more than 2.3 million cotton farmers in 23 countries.

With BCI training, support and capacity building, BCI Farmers are better...

BCI Launches New Cotton Sustainability Digital Series for 2021

Announcements, Events Thursday, November 12th, 2020

We are delighted to launch a new Cotton Sustainability Digital Series for 2021! Sessions and speakers originally curated for the in-person 2021 Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will now be coming to you live online, at more accessible rates and times across the entire year.

Join BCI and...

Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work Finalises Key Findings and Recommendations

Announcements Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Cotton is grown in areas of the world with formidable challenges, both environmental and social. BCI’s mission dictates that we operate in many of these regions, and therefore, we must manage complex, socio-political and economic conditions in order to deliver support and interventions where...

BCI to Cease all Field-Level Activities in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China

Announcements Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

Sustained allegations of forced labour and other human rights abuses in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) of China have contributed to an increasingly untenable operating environment, and BCI has, therefore, taken the decision to cease all field-level activities in the region...

BCI Celebrates World Cotton Day 2020

Announcements Wednesday, October 7th, 2020


Cotton is used by nearly everyone across the world on a daily basis. Today, on World Cotton Day 2020, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate the cotton farming communities at the heart of the industry, and at the heart of the Better Cotton...

Innovation Challenge Finalists Pilot Sustainable Farming Solutions

Announcements Monday, September 28th, 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 creative ideas and solutions to improve sustainable cotton farming practices...

Sustainable Cotton Standards and Programmes Make Progress Towards Aligned Impact Measurement and Reporting

Announcements Thursday, September 24th, 2020

At the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) we know how important it is to measure the impacts of our own work on cotton producing communities and our shared environmental challenges. Looking at the sector more widely, it is clear that consistent, credible and comparable impact data across the wide...

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...

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