Better Cotton Initiative launches in Egypt to certify local farmers
Global non-profit the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has launched a program in Egypt to train 2k local farmers to cultivate crops eligible for its quality certification starting the 2020-2021 cotton season, according to a statement. The training program will be funded by Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. Local partners the Cotton Research Institute, Modern Nile Cotton and Alkan will also be on board, the Agriculture Ministry said. This comes after Egypt last May officially became a member country of BCI following a successful pilot launch last year in collaboration with the UNIDO.