29 Aug '13, 8am

Deal to boost Better Cotton volumes in Africa

PARIS – The Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) and Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement in Paris that aims to improve the living conditions of smallholder farmers in developing regions through sustainable cotton production. After a thorough benchmarking process between Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) and the Better Cotton Standards, CmiA cotton will continue to be sold as Better Cotton to BCI members; and is an extension of the interim partnership already in existence since July 2012 on a permanent basis.

Full article: http://www.ecotextile.com/2013082912169/materials-product...

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