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Fifth World Cotton Conference (WCRC-5) completed
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Nov '11
The Fifth World Cotton Research Conference (WCRC-5) was completed last Friday in India, after five days of paper presentations from November 7-11, 2011 in Mumbai followed by two days of technical tour to cotton areas near Nagpur. The WCRC-5 included 654 researchers associated with all facets of cotton technology, from breeding and agronomy to fiber quality and ginning.

A total of 322 scientific papers were presented. The scientists passed a resolution supporting the creation of a global network of cotton stakeholder organizations. The network will operate through nodes associated with cotton organizations and institutes to support globally accessible, stakeholder-supported specialist training and collaborative research.

Areas of particular importance to be addressed by the network will include biosecurity in relation to diseases, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and conservation and accessibility of genetic resources.

Simultaneously, the scientists endorsed the creation of an International Cotton Researchers Association to work with the International Cotton Advisory committee (ICAC) Secretariat to plan and promote the creation of the global cotton researchers network and to manage the agendas of future World Cotton Research Conferences.

The International Cotton Researchers Association will be a voluntary association open to cotton researchers of all disciplines and countries willing to contribute to the global unity among cotton researchers. The International Cotton Advisory committee (ICAC) Secretariat will serve as Secretariat to the International Cotton Researchers Association.

The International Cotton Advisory committee (ICAC) is an association of governments of cotton producing,consuming and trading countries. The Committee was formed in 1939,and the Secretariat was established in 1946. The annual budget is US$1.8 million,of which about 85% come from government assessments and 15% from the sale of subscriptions and participant fees at meetings and seminars.

International Cotton Advisory committee (ICAC)


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