Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / ICAC 70th Plenary Meeting highly successful
ICAC 70th Plenary Meeting highly successful
15
Sep '11
The 70th Plenary Meeting of the ICAC was completed on Friday, September 9, 2011 and documents of the meeting are now available on the web, including reports from the Secretariat, presentations delivered during Open, Plenary and Breakout sessions, statements by countries and international organizations, and summaries of discussions during each session.

ICAC meetings serve to improve world cotton production, consumption and trade by showcasing best practices that can then be adapted for adoption. The 70th Plenary Meeting showcased methods and institutions for technology development and transfer to ensure the success of small and medium-sized producers. (First Open Session on Monday, 5 September.)

The meeting showcased successful farmer's organizations in six countries and drew conclusions regarding the factors leading to the success of such organizations. (Second Open Session, Monday, 5 September.)

The difficulties and benefits for farmers using organic production practices were explored. (Third Open Session, Tuesday, 6 September.)

The ICAC Secretariat reported on the outlook for world cotton production, consumption, trade and stocks and gave information on strategies for managing price risk. (Fourth Open Session, Tuesday, 6 September.)

Mill use of cotton in Argentina has risen substantially in the past decade, and the policies for textile industry growth were explored. (Fifth Open Session, Tuesday, 6 September.)

ICAC meetings serve as a forum for discussions among governments of policies and programs affecting the health of the cotton sector. The member governments of ICAC agreed that stronger national efforts to gather and report statistics on cotton production, consumption and stocks would enhance transparency and provide additional information for decision making. There was agreement that defaults on contracts; trade-distorting measures by governments and other factors contribute to price volatility. The Committee recommended the use of metric measures to standardize statistics on cotton. (Fourth Open Session, Tuesday, 6 September.)

The Committee heard that the Doha Round is “deadlocked and paralyzed," but the ICAC agreed that the Doha Round cannot be allowed to die because its issues remain important and must be solved. The ICAC underscored the importance of trade policy as a key companion to fiscal and monetary policies in facilitating world economic growth and development. (First Plenary Session, Tuesday, 6 September.)

A technical seminar on the topic of technological innovations for sustainable development was conducted. Six papers were presented. (Sixth Open Session, Thursday, 8 September.)

Another purpose of ICAC meetings is information exchange, and 38 statements from international organizations, member governments and non-member governments were received. (Second Plenary Session, Wednesday, 7 September.) In addition, four breakout sessions on responsible labor practices and answering attacks on cotton (Wednesday, 7 September) and demand enhancement and improving the collection of statistics (Thursday, 8 September) were conducted.

The 70th Plenary Meeting was highly successful, with nearly 500 participants from 39 countries and 7 international organizations. The hospitality of the people and Government of Argentina was much appreciated.

International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

India’s cotton textile exports fell in FY17: Tamta

The overall export of cotton textiles from India declined in 2016-17...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Warangal textile park gets environment clearance

The Kakatiya Mega Textile Park, coming up in Warangal district of...

Textiles | On 22nd Jul 2017

Stella McCartney, Bolt Threads partner for eco fashion

Fashion designer Stella McCartney has partnered with Bolt Threads for ...

Interviews View All

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Mukesh Agarwal & Rajesh Agarwal
Madhuram Fincap Pvt Ltd

Increasing prices and lack of demand main issues facing industry

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

July 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search



X