Better Cotton Initiative is receiving major funding to boost sustainable cotton production.

BMZ, a Federal Ministry of Germany, granted the not-for-profit organization $2.1 million to boost eco-friendly cotton farming worldwide. The funding will be used to support global training and address environmental issues in cotton farming, including water efficiency, pesticide use and labor ethics.

“BCI is a leader in the effort to achieve better environmental and social standards in cotton production,” federal minister for economic corporation and development Dr. Gerd Müller said. “Together with the private sector, civil society and producer country governments, we are defining standards.”

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