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Title Cotton sector strategies in West and Central Africa / Badiane Ousmane [and others]
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (20 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/02/173
IMF working paper ; WP/02/173
Summary Cotton production in West and Central Africa (WCA) has contributed to growth and poverty reduction. Recently, the objective of poverty alleviation has been adversely impacted by the downward pressures on world prices (exacerbated by subsidies by major cotton producers outside Africa). Several countries in WCA are undergoing reforms in the cotton sector to stimulate greater market competition and raise the share of the international price going to farmers. While these efforts would help to improve rural income irrespective of the world market situation, they would be more powerful in combination with a reduction in other countries' subsidies in this sector
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Print version record
Subject Agricultural subsidies -- Economic aspects.
Competition -- Africa, Central.
Competition -- Africa, West.
Cotton growing -- Economic aspects -- Africa, Central.
Cotton growing -- Economic aspects -- Africa, West.
Cotton -- Prices -- Economic aspects.
Poverty -- Africa, Central.
Poverty -- Africa, West.
Form Electronic book
Author Ousmane, Badiane
International Monetary Fund. African Department.
ISBN 1451903928