Cotton in West Africa The Economic and Social Stakes

In West Africa, approximately 16 million people depend directly or indirectly on cotton cultivation. But subsidies in the developed world have suppressed cotton prices and have made it difficult for West African producers to compete.  Compounding the problem, WTO negotiations on the problem have bee...

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Corporate Authors: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Sahel and West Africa Club
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Paris OECD Publishing 2006
Series:The Development Dimension
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Collection: OECD Books and Papers - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:In West Africa, approximately 16 million people depend directly or indirectly on cotton cultivation. But subsidies in the developed world have suppressed cotton prices and have made it difficult for West African producers to compete.  Compounding the problem, WTO negotiations on the problem have been suspended.  This publication contends that the dialogue between developed and developing countries on this topic must continue. It sets out the regional stakes linked to the economic and social importance of cotton in West Africa. It retraces the consultation process on the West African cotton crisis with the aim of finding a negotiated solution acceptable to all parties. Also discussed are the challenges and the measures that need to be taken over the medium and long term in order to prevent this sub-sector's sudden collapse
Physical Description:127 p. 16 x 23cm
ISBN:9789264025066