Cotton Sector Strategies in West and Central Africa

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Ousmane Badiane

World Bank

Dhaneshwar Ghura

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Louis Goreux

World Bank

Paul R. Masson

International Monetary Fund (IMF) - Research Department; The Brookings Institution

Date Written: October 2002

Abstract

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.

Keywords: World Cotton Market Cotton Subsidies Cotton Sector Reform West and Central Africa

JEL Classification: D43 F10 Q11 Q12 Q13

Suggested Citation

Badiane, Ousmane and Ghura, Dhaneshwar and Goreux, Louis and Masson, Paul R., Cotton Sector Strategies in West and Central Africa (October 2002). IMF Working Paper, Vol. , pp. 1-21, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=880223

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