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ERIC Number: EJ891496
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1085-4568
Cotton Production in Mali: Subsidies or Sustainable Development?
Moore, Lindsey
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, v14 p173-188 Mar 2007
Current trade rules concerning cotton subsidies are intricately linked with poverty and hunger in Mali. Over half of Mali's economy and over 30 million people depend directly on cotton. It is the main cash crop and the most important source of export revenue. Cotton also plays a key role in development policies and in the fight against poverty by attracting investment in physical and social infrastructure, and by providing producers with an essential source of income. Therefore, cotton subsidies have become an increasingly controversial topic with the decline of world prices and subsequent devastation of cotton producers. This paper will explore the effect of cotton subsidies on Mali at both an international level of trade rules, and a personal level of the individual Malian cotton producer. (Contains 28 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mali