Documents of the Meeting

 Conference Summary (138K)

Welcoming Remarks

Ian Johnson, Vice President, The World Bank
Alfonso Liévano (36K PDF), Chair of the Standing Committee, ICAC

Why Cotton Matters: The Importance of Multilateral Trade Negotiations

César Gaviria (73K PDF), Secretary General, OAS
Dr. Pedro de Camargo Neto (164K PDF), Production Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Brazil
S.B. Mohapatra (60K PDF), Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, India
Mehmet Arda (93K PDF), Officer-in-Charge, Commodities Branch, UNCTAD
Charles Riemenschneider (24K PDF), Director, Liaison Office for North America, FAO
Kevin Cleaver (17K PDF), Director, Rural Development, The World Bank

Role of Cotton in Economic Development

Tertius Zongo (128K PDF), Ambassador of Burkina Faso in the USA
Baba Dioum (64K PDF), General Coordinator, CMA/AOC
Paola Fortucci (748K PDF), Director, Commodities and Trade, FAO

Role of Government Measures in the Cotton Economy

Mark Lange (236K PDF), Chief Economist, National Cotton Council, USA
Silvester Nguni (52K PDF), Managing Director, Cotton Company of Zimbabwe

Impact of Low Prices on the Cotton Economy

Aluisio de Lima-Campos (120K PDF), Economic Advisor, Embassy of Brazil in the USA
Theodore Ahlers, Director, Office of the Vice President for Africa, The World Bank
Joâo Luis Ribas Pessa (44K PDF), Brazilian Cotton Growers Association
François Traoré, President of UNPCB, Burkina Faso

Potential Remedies, the Need for Successful WTO Negotiations

Clifford Samson (60K PDF), General Manager, Field Crops, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry-Australia
Bernard Hoekman, Research Manager for International Trade, DECRG, The World Bank
Jean-Marc Gazanges (52K PDF), Head of Unit for Fiber Plants, European Commission
Jo Marie Griesgraber (84K PDF), Policy Director, OXFAM-America

Concluding Remarks

Terry Townsend (84K PDF), Executive Director, ICAC
Kevin Cleaver (60K PDF), Director, Rural Development, The World Bank

Other Reports

 Production and Trade Policies Affecting the Cotton Industry (48K PDF)

Subsidies Hurt Cotton Producers (external link)

 Cotlook Conference Report (39K PDF)

 How to Seize the Opportunities for the Cotton Industry (33K PDF)

 Comment saisir les opportunités offertes pour les filières cotonnières (39K PDF)

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