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Institutional Diversity and Performance in African Cotton Sectors

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  • David L. Tschirley
  • Colin Poulton
  • Nicholas Gergely
  • Patrick Labaste
  • John Baffes
  • Duncan Boughton
  • Gérald Estur

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This article analyses the performance of cotton sectors across East, Southern, and West Africa, paying particular attention to the wide diversity of institutional arrangements that they now exhibit. It finds strong support for earlier contentions regarding trade-offs between competition and coordination, and between the roles of public and private sectors. New insights provide concrete and context-specific guidance to policy-makers and stakeholders regarding the key challenges they will face and the risks they will need to manage as they work to improve productivity and ensure an equitable division of benefits within cotton sectors. Copyright (c) The Authors 2010. Journal compilation (c) 2010 Overseas Development Institute..

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Article provided by Overseas Development Institute in its journal Development Policy Review.

Volume (Year): 28 (2010)
Issue (Month): 3 (05)
Pages: 295-323

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Handle: RePEc:bla:devpol:v:28:y:2010:i:3:p:295-323

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  2. Delpeuch, Claire & Vandeplas, Anneleen & Swinnen, Johan F.M., 2010. "Revisiting the "Cotton Problem:" A Comparative Analysis of Cotton Reforms in Sub-Saharan Africa," 2010 AAAE Third Conference/AEASA 48th Conference, September 19-23, 2010, Cape Town, South Africa 96176, African Association of Agricultural Economists (AAAE) & Agricultural Economics Association of South Africa (AEASA).
  3. Delpeuch, Claire, 2011. "African cotton markets at crossroads : will the price spike turn into a new kick-start ?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5847, The World Bank.
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  5. Claire Delpeuch & Antoine Leblois, 2013. "Sub-Saharan African Cotton Policies in Retrospect," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 31(5), pages 617-642, 09.

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