Pakistani cotton farmers to be provided with environmental training with will cover better crop production practices around issues such as pesticides, water and child labour. The Australian Government, Cotton Australia and the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) have joined forces to provide this training to 200,000 farmers from Pakistan.
Upon completion of training, farmers will be issued will a licence that will enable them to sell fibres as 'Better Cotton' in the global market.
Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay is thrilled to be partnering with BCI. They feel grateful to the Australian Government for their support and leadership.
They must work together to meet the global sustainability challenges for cotton, and they can help by sharing their knowledge and expertise through
BCI with their fellow farmers. They see Pakistanâ€™s cotton farmers not as competitors, but as part of a global cotton industry that they all belong to.
The Australian Government's Business Partnerships Platform has granted $500,000 to BCI as an investment in the scheme, which will be conducted by BCI's partners in the regions of Punjab and Sindh during the 2017 cotton season.
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