Stemming from a 2019 initiative of the African Cotton-4 countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, World Cotton Day will take place on October 7, 2020. The event is organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva/Switzerland, and is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the International Cotton Secretariat (ICAC).
The Bremen Cotton Exchange, Bremen/Germany, actively supports World Cotton Day with cross-media coverage.
The aim of World Cotton Day is to highlight the global economic importance of cotton and to raise awareness of the raw material by recognizing the work of everyone involved in its cultivation, processing and trade. A wide variety of campaigns and events are taking place everywhere to draw attention to the importance of cotton and its possible uses.
Against the background of the current discussion on sustainability and sustainable consumption, the role of natural fibers is becoming even more important. Cotton is biodegradable and a renewable resource. It can be grown again and again in agriculture through cultivation in crop rotation. This secures incomes and enables efficient value creation within the global production and processing chain.
The videos can be found at: https://baumwollboerse.de/en/cotton-videos/