79th Plenary Meeting

06 December 2021 - 09 December 2021 , Virtual Platform

Fortifying the Cotton Supply Chain: New Approaches to New Challenges
 
 
 
Agenda
 
Monday 6 December 2021
 
Inaugural Session
8:00 – 9:40 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 00:00 am – 01:40 am; Europe: 14:00 – 15:40 (GMT)
 
• Report of the Chairman of the Standing Committee
Mr Anshul Sharma, Counsellor (Economic), Embassy of India
Biography
Report
 
• Report of the Executive Director
Mr Kai Hughes, Executive Director of ICAC
Biography
Report
 
• Recognition of the ICAC Researchers of the Year, 2020 and 2021 and Presentations.  

Dr K. Raja Reddy – ICAC Researcher of the Year 2020
Biograpphy 
Presentation

Dr Bruce Tabashnik – ICAC Researcher of the Year 2021
Biograpphy 
Presentation

Dr Jonathan F. Wendel – ICAC Researcher of the Year 2021
Biograpphy 
Presentation

 
• Approval of the Agenda of the 79th Plenary Meeting
 
• Speeches from the ICAC Panels and Committees
Private Sector Advisory Council – PSAC
  Peter Wakefield, Chairman of the PSAP
Biography
Report
 
Speeches from the SEEP, CSITC and ICRA if needed
 
Reports from the ICAC Secretariat
9:45 – 11:15 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 01:45 am – 03:15 am; Europe: 14:45 – 16:15 (GMT)
 
• World Cotton Market Outlook
  Matthew Looney, Data Scientist, ICAC
Biography
Presentation
• World Cotton Trade
  Ms Parkhi Vats, Commodity Trade Analyst, ICAC
Biography
Presentation
• Global Textile Fibres Demand: Trends and Forecast
  Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC
Biography
Presentation
• Presentation by the Head of Textiles and Inovation
  Mr Usman Kanwar, Head of Textiles and Inovation, ICAC
Biography
Presentation
• Production and Trade Subsidies Affecting the Cotton Industry, Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC
  Ms Lorena Ruiz, Economist, ICAC
Biography
Presentetion
• ICAC Cotton Data Book
  Dr Keshav Kranthi, Chief Scientist, ICAC
Biography
Presentation
 
Tuesday 7 December 2021
 
First Open Session: Fortifying the Cotton Supply Chain
8:00 – 09:50 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 00:00 am – 01:50 am; Europe: 14:00 – 15:50 (GMT)
 
Presentations and Discussions 
• What is Sustainable Cotton? 
Dr Kater Hake, Vice President, Agricultural & Environmental Research Cotton Incorporated, USA
Biography
Report
 
• The Integrity of Organic Cotton
  Dr 
Biography
Report
 
• Challenges in the Sustainable Cotton Supply Chain
  Dr Anupam Gupta-ji
Biography
Report
 
• Responsible Sourcing for Responsible Consumers
  Dr Rubana Huq, Managing Director of Mohammadi Group
Biography
Report
 
 
Second Open Session: Labelling – what is the real story about my T-shirt?
10:00 –12:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 02:00 am – 04:00 am; Europe: 16:00 – 18:00 (GMT)
Presentations and Discussions
 
Wednesday 8 December 2021
 
Open Technical Session: Advances and Challenges of Hybrid Cotton Technology
8:00 – 10:00 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 00:00 am – 02:00 am; Europe: 14:00 – 16:00 (GMT)
 
• The Hybrid Cotton Revolution in India
  Dr M. Ramasamy, Chairman of Rasi Seeds
Biography
Report
 
• The Future of Organic cotton, GM Cotton and Hybrid Cotton
  Dr Yusuf Zafar, T.I, Former Chairman of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Islamabad
Biography
Report
 
• The challenges with Sustainability of Hybrid Cotton
  Dr 
Biography
Report
 
• Will Hybrid Cotton be Suitable for Rainfed Africa?
Prof. Andrew P. Gutierrez, Professor Emeritus IX+, Division of Ecosystem Science at the University of California at Berkeley. 
CEO - NGO Center for the Analysis of Sustainable Agricultural Systems
Biography
Report
 
• Discussion of the Working Paper for the title of the 2022 Technical Seminar
 
 
World Café: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainability
Report of the Groups Discussions 
10:10 – 11:10 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 02:10 sm – 04:10 am; Europe: 16:10 – 18:10 (GMT)
 
• Introductory Remarks
  Mr Mike McCue, Director of Communications, ICAC
Biography
Report
• Presentations by the Regions Leaders and Discussion
 
Thursday 9 December 2021
 
Meeting of the Drafting Group (Members only)
8:00 – 10:30 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 00:00 am – 02:30 am; Europe: 14:00 – 16:30 (GMT)
 
Meeting of the Steering Committee (Members only)
10:40 – 11:10 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 02:40 – 03:10 am; Europe: 16:40 – 17:10 (GMT)
 
1. Election of the Standing Committee Officers – Working Paper 
2. Topic of the Technical Seminar for 2022 – Working Paper 
3. Strategy Away Day – Working Paper 
4. PSAP – New Structure – Working Paper
5. Uncollected Assessments of  the ICAC Members
 
 
Open Closing Plenary Session
11:10 – 11:40 am (GMT-5); Australia (Sydney): 03:10 – 03:40 am; Europe: 17:10 – 17:40 (GMT)
Chairperson:  Anshul Sharma, Chair of the Standing Committee, India
• Reading of the Plenary Meeting Final Statement
• Closing comments by the ICAC (Kai Hughes, ICAC Executive Director)
• Closing Remarks by the Chair (Anshul Sharma, Chair of the Standing Committee)
• Invitation from the host of the 80th Plenary Meeting