Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Louis Goreux , Paul Masson , Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Ousmane Badiane
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 October 2002
Keywords: World Cotton Market, Cotton Subsidies, Cotton Sector Reform, West and Central Africa, cotton sector, farmers, crop, cotton production, farm, Market Structure and Pricing: Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection
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 pric...