Where's the 18 cents for African cotton producers?

January 2006
Southeast Farm Press;1/11/2006, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p4
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the conditions of African cotton growers. It seems that the U.S. cotton growers are aiming to keep the African cotton farmers in poverty. The U.S. cotton growers receive billions of dollars in subsidies and they use it to ensure that cotton growers in West African countries get little to nothing for their cotton. But it is also true that African cotton farmers are being suppressed by the institutions left over from French colonialism, not U.S. subsidies and hence the question of U.S. cotton farmers in keeping the African farmers at bay does not arise.


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