ICAC and the former Hellenic Cotton Board of Greece organized a meeting of regional cotton researchers in Athens, Greece in July 1984, which can be rightly called the origin and first meeting of the Inter-regional Cooperative Research Network on Cotton for the Mediterranean and Middle East Regions. At this meeting, Greece proposed to form a regional network and have regular meetings. Later, the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Near East and CIRAD-CA (then IRCT) of France also actively participated and sponsored meetings of the network. The network attained its formal status after many years.
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