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Cooperation among OIC Cotton-Producing Member Countries

SESRIC has participated actively in preparing the “Action Plan for the OIC Cotton Producing Countries and the Cooperation Development Strategy (2007-2011)”, which has been adopted by the 3rd Expert Group Meeting on “Enhancing Production Efficiency and International Competitiveness”. SESRIC also participated actively in the “Forum on Enhancement and Promotion of Trade and Investment in the Cotton Sector among OIC Member Countries”, which was organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Turkey in collaboration with the OIC General Secretariat and held in Istanbul on 12-13 November 2007. The Centre participated in the preparation for the said forum through providing some technical contributions to the Forum website, preparing the list of participants and designing the questionnaire on the needs and capacities of the OIC cotton producing countries. The Centre also presented a working paper at the said Forum titled “The Cotton Sector in the OIC Countries: Problems and Possibilities of Cooperation”, which highlights the importance of cotton in the OIC countries in terms of production and trade. It investigates the challenges facing the OIC cotton producing countries and provides a brief analysis of the world cotton markets. The paper also elaborates on some possible ways of cooperation among the OIC member countries in this important sector and concludes with the recommendation of establishing an OIC Cotton Alliance among OIC cotton producers, traders and industrialists to coordinate such cooperation.

SESRIC is an active member in both the Steering Committee and Project Committee of the OIC Forum on Enhancement and Promotion of Trade and Investment in Cotton Sector among OIC Member Countries.

Cooperation in the cotton sector is an important initiative within the OIC which was vitalized after the WTO Talks collapsed at Cancun Conference in 2004 because of the disagreement on the subsidies to the cotton sector. Cotton is crucial product for some OIC Countries especially the countries in West and Central Africa.

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Training Course on 'Plant Protection: Insects' in Senegal
Date : 15-17 November 2011 Venue : Kolda Senegal

The Centre organised a training on “Plant Protection: Insects” at the premises of Senegal Ministry of Agriculture in Kolda, 700 km from Dakar, on 22-24 November 2011 in collaboration with Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TIKA) within the framework of OIC Cotton Training Programme.

Training Course on 'Breeding and Biotechnology: Hybridization' in Bangladesh
Date : 15-17 November 2011 Venue : Dhaka Bangladesh

The Centre organised a training on “Breeding and Biotechnology: Hybridization” at the Cotton Development Board of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on 15-17 November 2011 within the framework of OIC Cotton Training Programme. The Course was provided by Dr. Şaire Ramiz Türkoğlu, an expert from the Cukurova Agricultural Research Institute of the Republic of Turkey, and was attended by 13 staff members of the Cotton Development Board of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

Training Course on 'Quality Improvement: Seed Quality and Preparation' in Kazakhstan
Date : 28-30 September 2011 Venue : Atakent Kazakhstan

The Centre organised a training course on “Quality Improvement: Seed Quality and Preparation” at the Kazakh Research Institute for Cotton Growing on 28-30 September 2011. The Course was provided by Mr. Koray Şimşek, an expert from the Nazilli Cotton Research Institute of Turkey, and was attended by 15 staff members of the Kazakh Research Institute for Cotton Growing.

Training Course on 'Breeding and Biotechnology: Pedigree Selection' in Azerbaijan
Date : 22-24 June 2011 Venue : Gence Azerbaijan

The Centre organised a training on “Breeding and Biotechnology: Pedigree Selection” at the Cotton Research Institute of the Republic of Azerbaijan on 22-24 June 2011. The Course was provided by Mr. Ramazan Şadet Güvercin, an expert from the Kahramanmaraş Agricultural Research Institute of Turkey, and was attended by 15 staff members of the Cotton Research Institute of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Training Course on 'Plant Protection and Disease' in Uganda
Date : 20-22 June 2011 Venue : Kampala Uganda

The Centre organised a training on “Plant Protection and Disease” at the Cotton Development Organization of the Republic of Uganda on 20-22 June 2011. The Course was provided by Dr. Oktay Erdoğan, an expert from the Nazilli Cotton Research Institute of Turkey, and was attended by 18 staff members of the Cotton Development Organization of the Republic of Uganda.