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BCI to hold Global Cotton Conference in Germany this May

A cotton conference is scheduled to take place in Germany from May 16 to 18, 2017. The Global Cotton Conference will bring the entire sector together to shape a more sustainable future for the cotton industry. The conference will offer the opportunity to explore themes at the field level, in the value chain and in consumer facing businesses. Industry experts, business leaders and other key stakeholders will participate in the event to share perspectives on the keys to unlocking a better future for cotton.

Cotton is one of the world’s most important natural fibers. It’s used by nearly everyone and supports 250 million people’s livelihoods. The conference is being organized by Better Cotton Initiative. BCI is a not-for-profit organisation stewarding global standards for better cotton, and bringing together cotton’s complex supply chain, from farmers to retailers.

Better Cotton Initiative exists to make global cotton production better for the people who produce it, better for the environment it grows in and better for the sector’s future. BCI aims to transform cotton production worldwide by developing better cotton as a sustainable mainstream commodity.

BCI works with a diverse range of stakeholders across the cotton supply chain to promote measurable and continuing improvements for the environment, farming communities and the economies of cotton-producing areas.