Cotton research history?
Sep 10, 2020
World Cotton Day
As we have been recently recalled, ICAC has launched the initiative of declaring October 7 as the World Cotton Day. Hopefully, in a couple of days, it will become the new UN World Cotton Day and give us some pride in working on cotton.
For sure, the World Cotton Day will be celebrated at various cotton research organizations all over the world, along celebrations initiated by other stakeholders of the cotton industry.
World Cotton Research History?
I nevertheless wonder how we, cotton scientists or professionals, could more specifically celebrate cotton.
I believe that many of you would concur with me that research has contribute a lot to what cotton industry has become in all producing countries. However, is there any track of that? Has the history of cotton research ever been written and updated anywhere? Would it be relevant to initiate the writing of such histories in producing countries so as to compose the World History of Cotton Research?
Answers and challenges are yours! And quite difficult.
More modestly and realistically, would you have ideas of particular research outputs, maybe associated to particular researchers, that you think have been crucial breakthroughs in the development of the cotton industry in your country?