By Our Staff Reporter
MUMBAI, JAN. 29
Over the past 30 years, the technical information section of the ICAC has been publishing three major triennial reports: ‘Cotton Production Practices’, ‘Cost of Production of Raw Cotton’, and ‘Structure of Cotton Research, Input Supply & Transfer of Technology’. For the first time, those three publications have been compiled into a massive new cotton industry resource, ‘The 2020 Cotton Data Book.’
The 224-page digital book provides detailed data on the cotton industries of the top 38 countries and features more than 40 charts, tables and graphs to help illustrate the information. Given the industry’s urgent need for up-to-date cotton data and statistics, the ICAC decided not only to combine the reports but to publish the information every year rather than once every three years.
The Cotton Data Book will be released annually during the ICAC Plenary Meeting. ‘In this Internet age of rapid information sourcing, there is a great hunger for numbers — and data reports get outdated pretty fast’, said Dr Keshav Kranthi, Head of the ICAC’s Technical Information Section and primary author of the publication. ‘This is the main reason why the ICAC decided to merge all three triennial reports into one annual report’. (Source: Tecoya Trend)