Common Fund Projects — Project Descriptions

The Common Fund has financed the following projects sponsored by the ICAC:

(CFC/ICAC 01) Cotton Production Prospects for the Next Decade

Duration: November 1992 to March 1995
Countries: Brazil, China (Mainland), Egypt, India, Mali, Mexico, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uzbekistan
Project Executing Agency: The World Bank

(CFC/ICAC 03) Integrated Pest Management for Cotton

Duration: September 13, 1994 to September 30, 1999
Countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Israel and Zimbabwe
Project Executing Agency: The Israeli Cotton Production and Marketing Board Ltd

(CFC/ICAC 04) Integrated Pest Management of the Cotton Boll Weevil in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay

Duration: June 30, 1995 to June 30, 2001
Countries: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay
Project Executing Agency: National Service for Phytosanitary and Agro Food Quality, Argentina

(CFC/ICAC 07) Genome Characterization of Whitefly-Transmitted Geminivirus of Cotton and Development of Virus-Resistant Plants Through Genetic Engineering and Conventional Breeding

Duration: January 1, 1996 to December 31, 2001
Countries: Pakistan, UK and USA
Project Executing Agency: National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, Pakistan

(CFC/ICAC 11) Improvement of the Marketability of Cotton Produced in the Zones Affected by Stickiness

Duration: January 1, 1997 to April 30, 2001
Countries: France and Sudan
Project Executing Agency: The Sudan Cotton Company Ltd.

(CFC/ICAC 12) Improvement of Cotton Marketing and Trade Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa (Uganda and Tanzania)

Duration: 2003 -2007
Countries: Uganda, Tanzania
Project Executing Agency: United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

(CFC/ICAC 14) Sustainable Control of the Cotton Bollworm Helicoverpa armigera in Small-Scale Cotton Production Systems

Duration: October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2004
Countries: China (Mainland), India, Pakistan and UK
Project Executing Agency: Natural Resources International Ltd. UK

(CFC/ICAC/16FT) Resistance Management of Helicoverpa armigera to Pyrethroids in West Africa

Duration: Fast track project (2000-2001)
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Senegal, Togo, Nigeria and Guinee
Project Executing Agency: Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles

(CFC/ICAC 17) Pilot Project, Price Risk Management for Cotton Farmers

Duration: Three years
Countries: Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe
Project Executing Agency: The Cotton Company of Zimbabwe

(CFC/ICAC 19FT) Cotton Price Risk Management Study

(CFC/ICAC 20) Utilization of Cotton By-produce for Value-added Products

Duration: October 1, 2004 to December 31, 2009
Countries: India
Project Executing Agency: Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, India

(CFC/ICAC 21FT) Assessment of the Impact and Main Dynamics of Cotton Diseases Affecting in Particular Small Scale Production Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa

Duration: May 1, 2002 to October 30, 2002
Countries: Ethiopia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Project Executing Agency: Secretariat of the Southern and Eastern African Forum (SEACF)

(CFC/ICAC 23FT) Cotton Facts

Duration: May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003
Countries: Not applicable
Project Executing Agency: International Cotton Advisory Committee

(CFC/ICAC 25FT) Improvement of the Sustainability of Cotton Production in West Africa

Duration: June 1, 2003 to July 31, 2004
Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Ivory Coast, Mali and Togo
Project Executing Agency: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, Switzerland

(CFC/ICAC 27FT) Utilization of Cotton By-produce for Value-added Products

Duration: May/June 2003
Countries: India
Project Executing Agency: Central Institute for Research on Cotton Technology, India

(CFC/ICAC 30FT) Preparation for the Commercial Standardisation of Instrument Testing of Cotton for Cotton Producing Developing Countries in Africa

Duration: Sept. 2005 to February 2006
Countries: Germany, France, West and Central Africa, Southern and East Africa
Project Executing Agency: Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE), Germany

(CFC/ICAC 32FT) Production and Marketing of Uncontaminated Cotton in Mali

Duration: July, 2006 to June, 2007
Countries: Mali
Project Executing Agency: Institute of Rural Economy, Mali

(CFC/ICAC 33) Commercial Standardisation of Instrument Testing of Cotton for the Cotton Producing Developing Countries in Africa

Duration: 4 years
Countries: West Africa (including Central Africa) – represented by Mali/Burkina Faso;
East Africa (including Southern Africa) – represented by Tanzania;
Germany, France
Project Executing Agency: Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE), Germany

(CFC/ICAC 34FT) Regional Consultation on Genetically Modified Cotton for Risk Assessment and Opportunities for Small-scale Cotton Growers

Duration: 6-8 March, 2007
Countries: Pakistan
Project Executing Agency: International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA)

(CFC/ICAC 36FT) Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Techniques for Sustainability of Small Cotton Growers in the Southern Cone of South America with a Pilot Project for 400 Small Farmers in Formosa, Argentina

Duration: March 1, 2007 – September 2008
Countries: Argentina
Project Executing Agency: Ministry of Production of Formosa Province (Argentina) and the Foundation for the Fight against the Boll Weevil (FULCPA) (Argentina)

(CFC/ICAC 37) Improving Cotton Production Efficiency in Small-scale Farming Systems in Kenya and Mozambique

Duration: November, 2009 to November 2013
Countries: Kenya and Mozambique
Project Executing Agency: CABI Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

(CFC/ICAC 38) Prevention of Seed Cotton Contamination in West Africa (Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali)

Duration: Three Years (March 2010 to June 2013)
Countries: Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali
Project Executing Agency: International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

(CFC/ICAC 40) ProCotton: Improving Productivity and Marketing of Cotton Through Strengthening Selected Producer Organizations in Eastern Africa

Duration: November 1, 2011 to October 31, 2013
Countries: Tanzania and Zambia
Project Executing Agency: Solidaridad, Netherlands

(CFC/ICAC 44) Development of National Cotton Classing Systems in Kenya and Mozambique

Duration: March 1, 2012 to February 29, 2016 (Budget neutral extension to June 30, 2016)
Countries: Kenya and Mozambique
Project Executing Agency: Wakefield Inspection Services, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

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