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ICAC to discuss non-traditional topics at plenary meeting
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Apr '13
The Standing Committee of the International Cotton Advisory Committee gave approval to the Provisional Agenda of the 72nd Plenary Meeting during its 523rd Meeting on April 18, 2013.

The 72nd Plenary Meeting will be held in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, during September 29 to October 4, 2013.

The agenda includes non-traditional topics for a cotton industry meeting, such as encouraging younger entrepreneurs, giving visibility to women and the impacts of land ownership patterns on investments in irrigation, soil conservation and other infrastructure.

The agenda provides an opportunity for full participation in plenary meeting dialogue through a World Café on Tuesday morning, followed by a follow-up concluding World Café session on Wednesday.

The agenda also includes regional caucus meetings on Friday morning, a new component of the ICAC agenda. This will allow time for delegates from the Americas, Africa, Asia, and Europe to confer on joint implementation of strategies discussed during the plenary meeting.

International Cotton Advisory Committee

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