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Global Retailers and Brands Sourced 13% More Better Cotton in 2020

Announcements Thursday, February 25th, 2021

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) engages and brings together the entire cotton sector, from farmers, ginners and spinners to civil society organisations and major global retailers and brands, to establish more sustainable cotton as the norm.

Among BCI’s 2,000 members, its Retailer and...



Register Now for the Cotton Sustainability Digital Series: Money, Magic, Measurement & Sustainable Agriculture

Announcements, Events Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

Register today for the February Episode of BCI’s Cotton Sustainability Digital Series: Money, Magic, Measurement & Sustainable Agriculture.

On Thursday 11 February, BCI will be joined by expert speakers from World Wildlife FundISEAL Alliance, Forum for the Future and Cotton Research and...



BCI Onboards Recommendations from the Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work

Announcements Friday, January 29th, 2021

 
In April 2020, BCI formed the Task Force on Forced Labour and Decent Work to review the current global Better Cotton Standard System. The aim of the Task Force was to highlight gaps and develop recommendations to improve the effectiveness of this system in identifying, preventing, mitigating...



Sustainability Remains Front of Mind as BCI Welcomes New Members Through 2020

Announcements Thursday, January 28th, 2021

As the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world, BCI works with members across the cotton supply chain – from farm to retail – to ensure there is continuous demand for and supply of Better Cotton, the cotton produced by licensed BCI Farmers.

In the second half of 2020, BCI was...



BCI Council Elections 2021: Deadline for Member Applications Extended

Announcements Thursday, January 14th, 2021

 
The deadline for BCI Members to apply for a position on the BCI Council has been extended to 21 January 2021.

Elected by BCI Members, the BCI Council ensures the organisation has a clear strategic direction and policy to fulfil its mission of making global cotton production better for the...



The Better Cotton Initiative Launches in Greece

Announcements Friday, December 18th, 2020

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is delighted to announce that the Greek AGRO-2 Integrated Management Standards have been successfully benchmarked as equivalent to the Better Cotton Standard System.

The recognition will promote more sustainable Greek cotton farming. Greece is the largest...



Sustainable Agriculture Experts and BCI Partners to Convene for Virtual Event

Announcements, Events Thursday, December 17th, 2020

 
Each year, BCI hosts an event for its field-level Implementing Partners who provide training on more sustainable practices to millions of cotton farmers worldwide.

The annual Implementing Partner Meeting enables BCI’s partners to come together to share best practices in sustainable farming,...



Learn More About BCI & Brazil in Our New Q&A

Announcements Monday, December 14th, 2020

As one of the world’s largest producers, and consumers, of cotton fibre, Brazil is a key country for BCI to continue to improve the uptake and flow of Better Cotton across the supply chain. We have published this series of questions and answers below to provide clarity on a variety of aspects...



Winners of Global Sustainable Farming Challenge Revealed

Announcements Thursday, November 26th, 2020

 
The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative are delighted to announce that Agritask Ltd., an Israel-based agricultural-tech start-up, has won the Better Cotton Innovation Challenge.

CropIn Technology Solutions, an India-based agricultural-tech company, was...



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...



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