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Cotton subsidies and non-sustainable production in West and Central Africa

Description: The cotton trade has been characterised as a “success story” in the developmental process of African countries. However, the agricultural subsidies that the developed nations provide to their
cotton farmers have global trade-distorting effects. Not only do these subsidies reduce the income of the African cotton producers, but they also force them to use cultivation methods that harm the environment.
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Year: 2009
Category: Trade & Markets
Submitted by: Andrea Bischof

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