Finding the moral fiber: Why reform is urgently needed for a fair cotton trade

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Pfeifer, K.; Kripke, G.; Alpert, E.;
(2004)
  • Publisher: Washington, D.C.: Oxfam International
  • Subject: Rural development | World markets | Economic policy | International trade | Government policy | Livelihoods | Poverty | Economic impacts | Trade policy | Cotton | West Africa | United States | Trade-distortion | Subsidies | Export value | Governance

Metadata only record US subsidies have led to depressed world cotton prices, which in turn have cost countries in Africa millions of dollars in lost export earnings. Oxfam estimates that sub-Saharan African countries lost $305 million due to US subsidies in crop year... View more
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