Emerging Dynamics in Cotton: Enhancing Sustainability in the Cotton Value Chain

Date Posted: 20 Jun, 2016
From the Secretariat                                                                                    For Release June 20, 2016
Islamabad, Pakistan
October 30-November 4, 2016
Emerging Dynamics in Cotton: Enhancing Sustainability
in the Cotton Value Chain
Registration for the 75th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee since 1939 is underway.
Further information (such as provisional agenda, the official invitation brochure, etc.) can be found at the ICAC website: www.icac.org. The event will be held at the Serena Hotel, Islamabad, Pakistan, from October 30th to November 4th.
The agenda of the meeting features seven open sessions, six breakout sessions, plenary sessions and meetings of ICAC working groups on matters of interest to Members and their cotton sectors.
Open Sessions
·         Sustaining Cotton Growth: Incorporating Climate Dynamics
·         World Cotton Market Report
·         Reducing the Water Footprint of Cotton
·         Overcoming Textile Industry Challenges
·         Technical Seminar: Emerging Pests in Cotton and their Control
·         The Role of the Public Sector in the Cotton Industry
·         Challenges to Cotton: Confronting Inter-fiber Competition
Breakout Sessions:
·         Reducing Contamination in Picking & Handling
·         Enhancing Efficiency in the Cotton Value Chain
·         New Challenges to Cotton: The Perspective of Developing Countries
·         Best Practices in Cotton Ginning
·         Modern Practices in Instrument Testing
·         Developments in the Transfer of Technology
ICAC Working Groups
·         Expert Panel on SEEP
·         Private Sector Advisory Panel (PSAP)
·         Task Force on CSITC
Interaction and Regional Consultations
·         World Café: Topic to be announced
·         World Café: Results and Discussion
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