Cotton meetings stress need to advance talks, focus on fertilizer issues and development

The multifaceted challenges facing cotton producers have highlighted the need to strengthen the resilience of the cotton sector and speed up cotton trade reform, the Cotton-4 (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mali) and other cotton-producing developing countries stressed at the WTO’s Cotton Days on 9-10 November. The meetings heard updates on trends in cotton trade following recent crises. Also, a strong call was made to mobilize additional financial resources and technical assistance to support cotton-related development projects.