Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan with subsequent flash floods have already claimed the lives of over 1,000 people in recent days. Crops have also been almost completely destroyed in some provinces, including 70% of Better Cotton Initiative cotton.

In addition to the humanitarian catastrophe, supply chains are once again reeling, the Sourcing Journal quotes the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). It advocates for more sustainable cotton cultivation and trains farmers for this purpose, who then receive a corresponding license. 

In Pakistan, BCI works with 500,000 licensed farmers who use an area of 1 million hectares. Most of the land is in the provinces of Punjab and Sindh, which were the hardest hit by the floods. BCI estimates that 200,000 to 250,000 of its farmers have been affected.

This article was published by textilwirtschaft.de on Thursday, September 1st, 2022


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