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World Cotton Research Conference (WCRC-5)

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is organizing the World Cotton Research Conference - 5 (WCRC-5) that will be held from November 7-11, 2011 in Mumbai, India. The theme of the conference is "Technologies for Prosperity". The Indian Society for Cotton Improvement (ISCI) will host the conference. All papers and posters will be peer-reviewed and selected on criteria meant to advance international understanding of production research, ginning, economics and textile research issues. The conference will focus on achieving an international dialogue with regard to cotton research and development.

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