International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
The ICAC is an association of members of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. The mission of the ICAC is to assist members in fostering a healthy world cotton economy. The Committee achieves its mission by providing transparency to the world cotton market, by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production and by serving as a forum for discussion of cotton issues of international significance. The role of the ICAC is to raise awareness of emerging issues, provide information relevant to the solving of problems and to foster cooperation in the achievement of common objectives. By serving as an objective statistical observer and by bringing together producing, consuming and trading countries and all segments of the cotton industry, the ICAC serves a unique role as a catalyst for constructive change.
The West Africa cotton portal, developed by the ThinkTankers.org network, is a platform that aims to facilitate public and private sector players in the cotton sector, as well as other regional and international partners. It provides real-time access to key strategic information on the technical, commercial and economic aspects as well as on the support and resources that can be mobilized by actors in the cotton-textile sector.
EU-ACP Partnership on Cotton (COS-Coton)
The EU-Africa Partnership on Cotton was established to address the concerns raised by the fall of cotton prices during and beyond the 1990’s. The EU-Africa Partnership on Cotton is structured around two components: ‘Trade’ and ‘Development’ which aim at establishing more equitable trade and enhancing the competitiveness and value addition of African cotton by optimizing the impact on producers’ income.
Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
Our three main goals are: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.
Common Fund for Commodities
The Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) is an autonomous intergovernmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations. The Agreement Establishing the Common Fund for Commodities was negotiated in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) from 1976 to 1980 and became effective in 1989. The first commodity development project was approved in 1991.