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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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.