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20 Jul | Bremen Surveys: Cotton Quality Demands in the Cotton Value Chain

After implementing the first survey in 2016/17, the second worldwide Bremen Survey on Cotton Quality Demands was conducted in 2020/21. The Fibre Institute Bremen e.V. and the Bremen Cotton Exchange, supported by the ITA Academy, Aachen, organised the survey with a focus on cotton consuming industries. This year, it was complemented by another survey (…)

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24 Jun | Bremen Cotton Exchange: Continuity in the Board of Directors and Executive Committee

Press release: Bremen, 24 June 2021: In accordance with the statutes, the 147th Ordinary General Assembly of the Bremen Cotton Exchange took place on 24 June 2021. The old Executive Committee is also the new one and was re-elected in its previous formation by the Board of Directors.  Stephanie Silber (41), Managing Director of (…)

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22 Jun | Climate change – Impacts and Mitigation in the Cotton Sector

Interview with Kai Hughes, Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) in Washington Ongoing climate change is having an impact on agricultural production systems – including cotton cultivation. Kai Hughes, Director of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) in Washington, answers the Cotton Report editorial team’s most important questions about cotton and climate (…)

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18 Jun | Podcast on the German Supply Chain Act

Elke Hortmeyer, Director of Communications and International Relations at the Bremen Cotton Exchange, answers current questions about the new German Due Diligence Act* in the podcast series “Go Global! Bremen Business Talks”. Also well-known as Supply Chain Act, this regulation entails far-reaching implications for enterprises. The podcast deals with the law’s consequences and what (…)

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9 Jun | Yields in Cotton Production: The most important Determinants

Yields in cotton production register a wide range around the globe. In recent years, farmers’ yields have ranged from around 200 kg per hectare in some African countries to record highs of more than 2,000 kg cotton per hectare in Australia, whereas the average value has fluctuated between 750 and 800 kilograms. Some countries (…)

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17 May | DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award 2021

For the fifth time in a row since 2017, the Discover National Fibre Initiative is once again inviting entries for its now coveted ‘DNFI Innovation in Natural Fibres Award’. The aim of the award is to raise public awareness of the achievements of the natural fibres sector as a whole by recognizing innovative progressive (…)

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11 May | How much water does cotton really need?

Interview with Dr Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural and Environmental Research at Cotton Incorporated, USA. Water consumption in cotton production is one central aspect in the discussion on sustainability regarding the raw material. After the International Cotton Conference Bremen, the Bremen Cotton Report team consulted Dr Ed Barnes, Senior Director of Agricultural and (…)

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29 Apr | Fact check: Cotton’s Share of Worldwide Pesticide Use

Cotton is not the largest user of agricultural pesticides – it’s actually one of the lowest, accounting for less than 5 percent of the world’s total pesticide sales, despite some erroneous claims. Without the use of pesticides, farmers would not be able to provide a nutritional, plentiful, and affordable food supply for a rapidly (…)

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