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International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)

Post by Admin,Feb 11,2019.
News

  • Recently, the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) stated that India’s cotton production is expected to dip by 7% due to “insufficient rainfall” in growing regions.

  • At the same time production in China is expected to increase because of better farming practices by about 1%,  enabling China to regain the ‘top producer’ title it lost to India in the 2015-16 season.

Issues with Cotton Production in India

  • The adverse climatic and water availability situation in cotton growing regions. About 77% of India’s growing region is non irrigated, making it highly dependent on rains.

  • Reluctance to adding new areas for cotton cultivation because of the pest menace.

  • The lack of awareness among farmers on good farming practices.

International Cotton Advisory Committee

  • The ICAC is an association of members of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. The Committee was formed in 1939, and the Secretariat was established in 1946.

  • It is headquartered in Washington DC, U.S.A.

  • India is one of the 27 members of this grouping since 1939.