“The session explored how public-private partnerships can drive change and create momentum for extending BCI farming practices in new contexts such as Egypt. The BCI will strengthen the competitiveness of the Egyptian textile industry in the global market through a holistic approach to sustainable cotton production which covers all three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic. Farmers will receive training and those who meet rigorous levels of sustainable production and employee welfare will be granted the BCI standard.”Funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) the Egyptian Cotton project is implemented by UNIDO in collaboration with the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation as well as with local and international textile private sector stakeholders. The project also leverages the ongoing “Cottonforlife” CSR initiative by Filmar Group co-founded by the Alexbank of the Intesa San Paolo Group.


Source:Apparel Resources