SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

About 1 billion people still live in poverty — defined as an income of less than US $1.25 per day. The targets under SDG 1 include aiming for a world where the poor are not vulnerable to climate change, and have equal rights to economic resources.

BCI and our Implementing Partners equip BCI Farmers with the knowledge and tools to reduce their agricultural inputs, enhance biodiversity, use land responsibly, improve cotton fibre quality, as well as improve harvest yields, which leads to increased profits and increased resilience in the context of uncertain economic, social and environmental events.

How BCI Contributes to SDG 1

  • In the 2016-17 cotton season, BCI Farmers in China, India, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Turkey increased their profits compared to Comparison Farmers. For example, BCI Farmers in China had 27% higher profits than Comparison Farmers. Farmer Results 2016-17.
  • In 2016-17 more than 99% of BCI Farmers were smallholder farmers (farming less than 20 hectares of land). The BCI programme reaches those who require the most support.
  • There is no licensing fee for smallholder farmers which reduces barriers to participation.

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