A two-day workshop scheduled for June will address ways to improve the systems and methodology of estimating cotton supply and use in major cotton economies.

Representatives from large producing and consuming countries are being invited to the workshop, which is being hosted by The China National Cotton Information Center (CNCIC). Key industry officials from India and Pakistan are said to be attending.

The event will provide an opportunity to discuss best practices in estimating cotton supply and use, gathering and evaluating data, and coordinating different sets of data between agencies in the largest producing countries, as well as improving accessibility of the data.

It is expected to produce recommendations to national government agencies and industry organisations on how to organise and improve systems of statistical estimation of cotton supply and use.

'Estimating Cotton Supply and Use in The 21st Century' is due to take place in Beijing, China on 21-22 June 2011.

Click here to view the agenda, or send an email to apply for participation.