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Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa Learning from Reform Experience by David Tschirley

Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa Learning from Reform Experience


Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa Learning from Reform Experience by David Tschirley

Cotton is a rare economic success story in Sub-Saharan Africa. While the continent's share of the world's agricultural trade fell by about half from 1980 to 2005, its share of world cotton exports more than doubled. Cotton is a major source of foreign exchange earnings in more than 15 countries of the continent and is a crucial source of income for millions of rural people. Organization and Performance of Cotton Sectors in Africa provides an in-depth comparative analysis of the outcomes of the reforms that have been implemented in Sub-Saharan cotton sectors and of the linkages between sector organization and performance. The book highlights challenges facing cotton sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and demonstrates how reform in the sectors is the key to sustaining growth, improving competitiveness and reducing rural poverty. It provides national and regional policy makers with a number of recommendations based upon the observable lessons of past reform programs.

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Publication date

15th March 2009


David Tschirley

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World Bank Publications


268 pages


Agriculture & related industries
Agriculture & farming
Development economics & emerging economies



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