ICAC Recorder Discusses Ways to Mitigate Climate Change and Rejuvenate Soil Health  

 
For Immediate Release 
 
Date Posted: 20 July 2022
 
Executive Summary
 
Highlights from the most recent ICAC Recorder include:
  • An editorial by ICAC Chief Scientist Dr Keshav Kranthi, describing how all of agriculture is under threat due to degrading soils
  • Five feature articles about:
    • Scalable Climate Smart Technologies for Sustainable Rainfed Cotton Production in India
    • Application of Climate Smart Technologies for Sustainable Cotton Production in Bangladesh
    • Climate Smart Initiatives for Cotton Farming in Zambia
    • Effects of Poultry Manure on Cotton Cultivation
    • Rejuvenating Soil Health with Manures and Composts

ICAC Recorder Discusses Ways to Mitigate Climate Change and Rejuvenate Soil Health
There are few threats greater to the future of cotton — indeed, of all agriculture — than the decades-long degradation of soil health around the world. The environment is under increasing pressure due to years of tilling and the increasing use of synthetic inputs.

Fortunately, the planet is extremely resilient and can heal itself if we give it a chance, and that's what the current issue of the ICAC Recorder is all about. There are five features highlighting regenerative approaches to cotton cultivation, in addition to the opening editorial from ICAC Chief Scientist Keshav Kranthi:
  1. Scalable Climate Smart Technologies for Sustainable Rainfed Cotton Production in India, by MV Venugopalan and YG Prasad
  2. Application of Climate Smart Technologies for Sustainable Cotton Production in Bangladesh, by Md Akteruzzamn and Abdul Wadud
  3. Climate Smart Initiatives for Cotton Farming in Zambia, by Sandhya Kranthi, Martin Simasiku and Keshav Kranthi
  4. Effects of Poultry Manure on Cotton Cultivation, by Tiza Koda
  5. Rejuvenating Soil Health with Manures and Composts, by Sandhya Kranthi and Keshav Kranthi
The 30-page issue is free to all, with no subscription required. To access the latest edition of the ICAC Recorder, click here

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About the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC)
Formed in 1939, the ICAC is an association of cotton producing, consuming and trading countries. It acts as a catalyst for change by helping member countries maintain a healthy world cotton economy; provides transparency to the world cotton market by serving as a clearinghouse for technical information on cotton production; and serves as a forum for discussing cotton issues of international significance. In addition, members can take advantage of the ICAC’s global network of cotton researchers, whose expertise covers the supply chain from farm to textile manufacturing, and have free access to its cutting-edge technologies like the voice-based app and virtual technology cotton training programme. Committed to ensuring cotton’s continued sustainability, the ICAC is the only intergovernmental commodity body covering cotton that is recognised by the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.icac.orgTwitter or LinkedIn