Better Cotton Initiative: a better way
Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) makes up the largest part of this portfolio. BCI is a global initiative that aims to find more sustainable solutions for farmers, for the environment and for the future of the sector.
BCI’s results show that, in the 2015/16 season, BCI farmers in India used an average of 9% less pesticide whilst achieving 20% higher yields than those not using BCI techniques. These results really are better — better for farmers, better for the environment.
In 2018, more than 1 million metric tonnes of Better Cotton went into the world’s supply chains. Better Cotton was grown by 2.2 million farmers in 21 countries and made up 19% of global cotton production.