Sharing Progressive Environmental Practices Globally

Climate change poses a real and growing threat for the world’s cotton farmers, many of whom cultivate their crops in countries that are particularly vulnerable to climate risks. Irregular rainfall, in particular, creates a steep challenge, with farmers under pressure to use less water to grow a traditionally water-intensive crop.

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Helping Farmers Promote Decent Work

All workers have the right to decent work – work that offers fair pay, security and equal opportunities for learning and progression, in an environment where people feel safe, respected, and able to express their concerns or negotiate better conditions.

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Bringing Communities Together to Celebrate Women

In Pakistan, our six Implementing Partners — our trusted, like-minded partners on the ground — currently reach 140 female BCI Farmers and 117,500 female farm workers (workers are defined as people who work on cotton farms but do not own the farm and are not the main decision makers) in the Punjab and Sindh provinces.

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Improving Safety by Using Personal Protective Equipment

In Sakrand, a town in the Sindh province of Pakistan, BCI’s Implementing Partner, Cotton Connect, is working with local partner Sustainable Agriculture and Friendly Environment (SAFE), to implement better cotton farming practices, including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when applying pesticides.

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A Day in the Life of an Agricultural Advisor

In Tajikistan, farmers face challenges including water scarcity and extreme weather. In 2015-16, flood waters washed away newly planted seeds in the northern Sughd region, and unseasonably high summer temperatures damaged cotton crops across the country.

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