Around the world of cotton issues in ten months: a guide for navigation

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  • Author
  • M. Fok and M. Gouirand
  • English title of the work
  • Around the world of cotton issues in ten months: a guide for navigation
  • Title of the work
  • Around the world of cotton issues in ten months: a guide for navigation
  • Year of publication
  • 2009
  • Author's email
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  • Countries concerned
  • Associated thesauruses
  • Colire
  • Keywords Colire
  • Measure description
    Direct support measures
    Indirect support measures
    Policy measures
    Role of parastatal organizations
    Cotton Board
    Cotton para-statals
    Regulation of cotton sector
    Marketing administration
    Price administration
    Input and service supply
    Influence of private sector
    Private sector
    Public/private partnership
    Administration of pricing mechanisms
    World price
    A index
    Price administration
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  • 2011-12-14
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  • 2011-12-14
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  • Fok Michel
  • English abstract
  • Cotton sectors are facing many issues which are quite well reported by online newspapers. Many issues are internal to the running of cotton sectors. They are little related to the international issue of market distortion, pertaining to the "cotton file" of the WTO. A number of issues impeding the development of cotton sectors are common to many countries. The lack of supply of basic services is not specific to Least Developed Countries (LDCs). Cotton is generally suffering from high production cost, with or without recurring to transgenic varieties. This global observation should lead us to question the dominating production mode.

    It is amazing to find that many countries are facing serious seed issue in many forms. In some countries, this seed issue has been exacerbated after the adoption of transgenic varieties. Considering the very wide range of issues, a very wide range of possible responses is mobilized, mainly from the governments. There might be reactions monitored by private operators, but their scopes and their scales are very limited. Some measures are very innovative or imaginative, they are observed in emerging countries like China, Brazil and India, in fact in countries which can afford the policies they decide on.