Who grows Better Cotton?
In the 2017-18 cotton season, 75 licensed BCI Farmers in Israel produced 12,000 metric tonnes of Better Cotton lint on 7,000 hectares.
Who is BCI’s partner in Israel?
The International Cotton Board (ICB) is a farmer-owned producer organisation that represents all cotton farmers in the country. The ICB coordinates relations between farmers, other supply chain actors and research and development institutions in Israel.
Over the coming years, ICB intends to develop an Israeli cotton standard. By the end of 2017, we plan on initiating our benchmarking process, with the aim of recognising the new Israeli Standard as equivalent to the Better Cotton Standard, with the ultimate aim of allowing the cotton produced under the standard to be sold as Better Cotton.
When is cotton grown in Israel?
Cotton is sown in the Northern District and Southern District of Israel between March and April, and harvested between September and October.