The Better Cotton Growth and Innovation Fund (Better Cotton GIF or the Fund) is a global programme designed to support Better Cotton Initiative (BCI, recently being rebranded as Better Cotton) in achieving its goals and reaching cotton farming communities who need the most support. The focus of the Fund is field level – it invests in sustainable farming practices, training and capacity building, data collection and research, to benefit farmers and the environment.
The GIF is opening an Innovation and Learning Request For Proposal to seek solutions that will help Better Cotton and its Implementation partners to accelerate positive impact for farmers participating in the Better Cotton programme. We define innovation broadly; we would consider any solution that has the potential to achieve impact more effectively than existing approaches. We aim to catalyse solutions that include new operational processes, field interventions, behavioural insights or ways of delivering programme activities in such a way that it benefits more farmers. Innovation also includes taking existing approaches and applying them in new ways, in new regions or in new contexts.
For more details, please refer this document which serves as the Better Cotton Growth & Innovation Fund Innovation and Learning Request for Applications (RFP) for season 2022-23. This call for proposals is open to Better Cotton Implementation Partners (IPs) and external organisations.
Interested organizations can submit their application before 29th October 2021 via the online portal: https://rfpidh.smapply.io/prog/innovation/.