World Cotton Day 2022:
October 7 is celebrated every year as World Cotton Day. The year 2022 marks the celebration of the third anniversary of the international event. Below we examine the theme of this year’s celebration, its history and its meaning. Cotton fiber and cottonseed are two of the most widely used plant products in the world. India is one of the largest cotton producers in the world. It is a versatile plant mainly used in the textile industry but also in the medical sector, the edible oil industry, animal feed and bookbinding, among others.
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World Cotton Day 2022: theme
The theme for the celebration of World Cotton Day in 2022 appears to be “Weaving a better future for cotton”, as evidenced by posters distributed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The theme looks at sustainable cotton farming to help improve the lives of cotton workers, such as laborers and smallholders and their families.
World Cotton Day 2022: Meaning
World Cotton Day is celebrated around the world through events that spread knowledge and help cotton growers, processors, researchers and all other stakeholders on cotton production and marketing. The event gives impetus to the economic development of farmers as well as developing countries.
World Cotton Day: History
The first World Cotton Day was proposed by the World Trade Organization on October 7, 2019, by the Cotton Four, four cotton producers from sub-Saharan Africa, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, collectively known as the Cotton Four (WTO). The initiative of the Cotton-4 countries to organize World Cotton Day was welcomed by the WTO on October 7, 2019. Together with the secretariats of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the International Cotton Advisory Committee and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)the WTO Secretariat organized the event (UNCTAD). The initiative offers assistance to the “Cotton-4” nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali, and other cotton-producing countries in Africa, to develop cotton by-products and its markets.
Important points to remember for all competitions:
- Headquarters of the World Trade Organization: Geneva, Switzerland.
- Creation of the World Trade Organization: January 1, 1995.
- Director General of the World Trade Organization: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
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