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  • Partnership for climate resilient cotton farming communities signed by Dutch embassy in Mozambique

    Cotton farmers in Mozambique remain in a cycle of poverty, exposed to increasing climate fluctuations. The Climate Resilience Program, supported by IDH and partners, provides capital and assets to farming…

    Partnership for climate resilient cotton farming communities signed by Dutch embassy in Mozambique
  • Cotton Program: 3.5 M ha now under sustainable land use

    In 2016 IDH and BCI started the Growth & Innovation Fund (GIF). In 1 year the GIF invested €9 M in farmer programs of which €4.7 M private funding. This…

    Cotton Program: 3.5 M ha now under sustainable land use
  • Journey towards sustainable cotton continues

    This month, IDH published the last report of the Better Cotton Fast Track Program (BCFTP). The progress on sustainable cotton doesn’t stop here though, as the BCFTP has merged into…

    Journey towards sustainable cotton continues
  • Agricultural Lenders Adopt Shared Principles

    9 members’ of The Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance have applied shared social and environmental principles across their loan portfolios. This encompasses roughly $600 million to businesses providing services to…

    Agricultural Lenders Adopt Shared Principles
  • Which companies procure the most Better Cotton?

    Which retailers and brands lead the Better Cotton league? The Top 10 (volume) Better Cotton sourcing businesses include many high-street favorites from around the world. In descending order of magnitude,…

    Which companies procure the most Better Cotton?
  • German and Australian support for sustainable cotton

    The BCI Growth and Innovation Fund, which project portfolio is managed by BCI, IDH and cotton sourcing companies has recieved significant financial support from the German government. At the same…

    German and Australian support for sustainable cotton
  • Guardian article on Better Cotton in Pakistan

    “The main advantages of reducing pesticides,” says Mohammad Mustafa, BCI farmer in Rahim Yar Khan, Pakistan, “is that we save money and that it’s better for the environment, for example,…

    Guardian article on Better Cotton in Pakistan
  • Higher yields and less pesticides use in Mozambique

    Despite challenges for cotton farmers across the country caused by unpredictable weather conditions BCI farmers achieved 15% higher yields and 6% less pesticides input, resulting in 16% higher profits. The…

    Higher yields and less pesticides use in Mozambique
  • True Price of Cotton, Coffee and Tea

    True Price and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, have released a series of reports on the True Price of commodities in an area of production. The investigation compares external costs…

    True Price of Cotton, Coffee and Tea
  • Meanwhile in Amsterdam…

    The Ministry of Development Cooperation and International Trade organized a one-day conference on aid and trade. The Dutch government chairs the EU in the coming six months and aid and…

    Meanwhile in Amsterdam…