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Comparing conventional and certified organic cotton supply chains: the case of Mali

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  • Salem Y. Lakhal
  • Hamadoun Sidibe
  • Souad H'Mida
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    The certified organic cotton supply chain is compared to the conventional cotton supply chain in Mali. The most important differences between the two supply chains are highlighted in this study. Switching to organic production may offer a range of potential advantages to cotton farmers, including lower expenses for farm inputs, healthier soils, diverse sources of income, and higher prices. A comparison of the gross margins of both production methods indicates that Mali organic cotton may be able to offer higher gross margins than conventional cotton farming.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal Int. J. of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 3 ()
    Pages: 243-255

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:ijarge:v:7:y:2008:i:3:p:243-255

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    Keywords: green supply chain; gross margins; organic cotton; market coordination mechanisms; environmental impact; sustainable farming; supply chain management; SCM; cotton supply chain; Africa; Mali; sustainability; sustainable development; cotton farming.;

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    1. Rieple, Alison & Singh, Rajbir, 2010. "A value chain analysis of the organic cotton industry: The case of UK retailers and Indian suppliers," Ecological Economics, Elsevier, vol. 69(11), pages 2292-2302, September.
    2. Caniato, Federico & Caridi, Maria & Crippa, Luca & Moretto, Antonella, 2012. "Environmental sustainability in fashion supply chains: An exploratory case based research," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 135(2), pages 659-670.

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