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BCI farmers achieve reduction in water and pesticide

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Oct '19
BCI farmers achieve reduction in water and pesticide
In the 2017-18 cotton season, Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) together with its partners provided training on more sustainable farming practices to more than 2.2 million cotton farmers in 21 countries. Through training, tools and capacity building, BCI farmers address pertinent issues in cotton production, from water use to pest management to decent work.

By implementing the Better Cotton principles and criteria, farmers produce cotton in a way that is measurably better for themselves, the environment and farming communities.

Each cotton season, BCI and its partners collect data from BCI farmers to monitor and assess a range of social, environmental and economic indicators. BCI farmer results from the 2017-18 cotton season clearly demonstrate the benefits of implementing more sustainable practices around the world.

Cotton is sown and harvested in different annual cycles all over the world. For BCI, the 2017-18 cotton season harvest was completed towards the end of 2018. BCI farmer results indicator data are submitted to BCI within 12 weeks of the cotton harvest. All data then goes through a rigorous data cleaning and validation process before it can be published.

The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is a global not-for-profit organisation and the largest cotton sustainability programme in the world.

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