Today, BCI releases the 2015 Harvest Report for Turkey and is excited to announce that BCI Farmers achieved 26% higher profits versus Comparison Farmers despite the continued rise of prices for fertilisers, pesticides and fuel. The Harvest Report can be accessed through an interactive map on the BCI website and details the results that Turkish BCI Farmers achieved as well as contextual factors from the latest harvest.
Highlights from the report include:
- 7% higher yields despite unpredictable weather patterns;
- Improved awareness of fertiliser best management practices;
- 12% less pesticide usage; and
- A large majority of farmers possessing an advanced awareness about child labour issues.
Better Cotton is sown and harvested in different annual cycles across the world, which means that harvest data becomes available from different regions throughout the calendar year. When a country’s harvest results are finalised, they will be released on the 2015 Harvest Report map on an ongoing basis.
The next Harvest Report to be released will be Mozambique.