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ICAC Executive Director to speak at regenerative agriculture and textiles summit

Few issues are more critical to the future than regenerative agriculture, and on 14 November, ICAC Executive Director Eric Trachtenberg will explain why, as well as outline the organisation’s vision for the movement in the cotton and textile sectors.

Mr Trachtenberg will speak in a high-level panel discussion entitled, ‘Driving Policy Modernization to Incentivize the Transition and Transform at Scale’, to be held at 11:40 am on Tuesday, 14 November at the Madison Hotel as part of the Regenerative Agriculture and Textiles Summit. The Summit is designed to bring together the entire supply chain to accelerate the adoption of regenerative practices to support business operations and achieve critically important climate goals.

‘The gradual but consistent degradation of the world’s soils has reached a crisis point’, Mr Trachtenberg said. ‘It’s the cause of declining yields across the board — not just for cotton, but for food crops as well.

‘Meanwhile, the cotton trade in 2022 was valued at $22 billion — but textiles reached a staggering $958 billion. The value addition textiles bring to cotton is evident, and one of the ICAC’s goals is to assist cotton-rich, developing countries implement the policies and build the infrastructure they need to develop their own sustainable, domestic textiles industry’, he said.

Reflecting the importance the ICAC is placing on regenerative agriculture going forward, the organisation is sending a large contingent to the event, including Chief Scientist Dr Keshav Kranthi, Head of Textiles Kanwar Usman, and Director of Communications Mike McCue.

The two-day event, to be held 14-15 November, will feature more than 40 expert speakers.

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