In 24 October, 2017 at the 76th Plenary Meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee, on the Second Open Session “Exploiting Genetic Diversity, Genepools and Cotton Genomics: Where Are We and What to Expect?” explored ways to stimulate the internal processing of cotton fiber in cotton-producing countries, so as to obtain greater added value and improve the efficiency of the cotton sector. Particular attention was paid to the experience of Uzbekistan, which is increasing the internal processing of cotton and the production of finished high-quality textile products. In addition, this session examined aspects related to the competition faced by cotton from other, especially man-made, fibers.
Doctor of Science, Vice President of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan, Director of the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics I.Yu. Abdurakhmonov spoke a presentation “RNAi Technology for Improvement of Cotton Fiber Quality and Other Agronomic Traits”.