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Poverty among Cotton Producers: Evidence from West and Central Africa

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  • Tsimpo, Clarence
  • Wodon, Quentin

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World cotton prices have been declining in the past decade and farmers in West and Central Africa have been especially hard hit. This has led to heated policy debates and difficult trade-offs for governments, as their desire to help producers is constrained by the need to avoid large subsidies that could lead to important budget deficits and ultimately threaten macro-economic stability and future growth. Using very simple statistical analysis, this short dissemination note shows how newly available household surveys have permitted the estimation of measures of poverty among cotton producers in West and Central Africa, as well as simulations of the impact that changes in producer prices may have on poverty.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10484.

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Keywords: cotton; poverty; producer prices; Africa;

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  1. Jocelyne Delarue & Sandrine Mesplé-Somps & Jean-David Naudet & Anne-Sophie Robilliard, 2009. "The Sikasso Paradoxe: Cotton and Poverty in Mali," Working Papers, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation) DT/2009/09, DIAL (Développement, Institutions et Mondialisation).
  2. World Bank, 2008. "Africa Development Indicators 2007," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 12362, August.
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  4. Delarue, Jocelyne & Mesplé-Somps, Sandrine & Naudet, Jean-David & Robilliard, Anne-Sophie, 2009. "Le paradoxe de Sikasso : coton et pauvreté au Mali," Economics Papers from University Paris Dauphine 123456789/4303, Paris Dauphine University.

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