AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT: COTTON days

Workshop on cotton by-products (CBPs)

Geneva, WTO Headquarters - Room W

This workshop stems from the WTO-UNCTAD-ITC joint initiative on cotton by‑products as endorsed by WTO Members at the November 2018 meeting of the Director-General Consultative Framework Mechanism on Cotton (WT/CFMC/58).

The objective of the workshop is twofold:

  1. Collecting evidence and success stories on the contribution of cotton by-products to poverty reduction, food security, job creation, revenue diversification and the circular economy;
  2. Collect comments and questions by potential donors and technical partners for the WTO‑UNCTAD-ITC project on "Transferring technologies and know-how for the development of cotton by-products in eight pilot African LDCs". This project is a first key output of the WTO‑UNCTAD-ITC joint initiative on cotton by‑products.

Programme

Introductory remarks by DDG Wolff (WTO), Ms Yanchun Zhang (UNCTAD) and Mr Anders Aeroe (ITC)

PART I – Evidence of the contribution of CBPs to poverty reduction, food security, job creation, revenue diversification and the circular economy


Unlocking CBPs' potential through value addition, innovation and the circular economy: the US experience

  • Dr G. Holt, Research Leader, Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit, USDA and NCC
    Presentation

Cotton by-products utilization in China and future technical collaboration with Africa

Cotton by-products in Turkey and their marketing

  • Mrs. Esma Dogan Yaldiz, Mediterranean Exporters' Association, Turkey
    Presentation

Open Q&As session

CBPs development as a gateway towards increasing income for all cotton value chain actors within a broader cotton development strategy: needs and lessons from Uganda

  • Ms Damalie Lubwama, Cotton Development Organisation, Uganda
    Presentation

C-4 Countries: Poverty reduction, food security, circular economy and job creation through CBP development

  • Representatives of cotton companies from the C-4
    Presentation
  • H.E. Amb. Eloi Laourou, Benin (moderator)

Open Q&As session

CBPs as clean fuel substitutes to wood and fossil fuels – the experience of UNCTAD 2016-2019 project in Eastern and Southern Africa

  • Mr Kris Terauds, Economist, Commodities Branch, UNCTAD
    Presentation

Questions and Answers

PART II – Transferring technologies and know-how for the development of cotton by-products in eight pilot African LDCs: project preparation work by WTO, UNCTAD and ITC


Project highlights and state of play: considerations on CBP development potential in the 8 pilot LDCs

  • Fabrizio Meliado, WTO
  • Kris Terauds, UNCTAD
    Presentation
  • Matthias Knappe, ITC
  • Dr. Alexis Hougni, responsible for the feasibility studies for the C-4 countries
    Presentation
  • Mr Adalberto Banze, Director of Services, Mozambique Institute of Cotton
    Presentation

PART III – Comments and questions by potential donors and technical partners


  • Agence Française de Développement (AfD)
  • Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
  • African Cotton Foundation (ACF)
  • Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC)
  • Toyoshima Inc. (Japan)

Comments and questions by other Members and participants

CONCLUDING REMARKS BY DDG WOLFF AND NEXT STEPS

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