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Better Cotton Initiative

Global Standard-Setting for Cotton

http://bettercotton.org

Hamza Naziru

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With $1,000,000 in DIV funding, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) is aiming to support over one million farmers to grow sustainable “Better Cotton” and improve environmental metrics, reduce water consumption, conserve natural habitats, and build farmer capacity. It aims to establish “Better Cotton” as a sustainable mainstream commodity that accounts for 30% of global cotton production by 2020.

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Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Environment and 2 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Economic Growth and Trade, Environment, Processing & Production and Natural ResourcesSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India, Mozambique, Pakistan and 1 MoreSEE ALL

India, Mozambique, Pakistan and SenegalSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

BCI has developed the first components of a global traceability system and investment model. It is a holistic approach to more sustainable cotton production, based on a voluntary standard for improvement, which can be implemented in a mainstream way on a global scale. An innovative funding and traceability system secures support to farmers for implementation of the program while avoiding trading premiums.

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Senegal
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Pakistan
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Mozambique
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India