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Toward consensual mechanisms in determining the purchase price of seed cotton; lessons learned: the case of Mali, Benin and Burkina Faso From enda diapol - Dakar, enda edition , 2009 Studies and Research Series, No. 274

The continuing decline in world cotton prices caused by erratic fluctuations in the Euro / Dollar, low ability to understand and therefore to analyze producers vis-à-vis mechanisms underlying both models fixings cotton purchase as institutional changes involved in the cotton sector of member countries AProCA prices are, among other factors the low prices paid to producers in recent years. This downward price trend is perceptible through the degradation of the standard of living of cotton farmers and an increase in poverty in the cotton zone.

Largest provider of monetary income for the 15 million people who depend on cotton, African cotton sectors are currently facing serious crises. Achieving food security, one of the main functions performed by culture, is now severely compromised. Currency losses for producers and exporters States amount to several billion FCFA. With this reality, it was necessary to establish a mechanism to help mitigate fluctuations in world prices observed in fixing the purchase price of seed cotton in West and Central African countries . It is in this sense that this study finds its reason and its justification.

The present publication presents a synoptic view of the different mechanisms of pricing purchase of seed cotton in Mali, Benin and the sustainable management and sustainability of the cotton sectors of the countries mentioned above. Finally, it highlights the strong recommendations from various stakeholders of the cotton sectors of the countries visited . Seven (7) key elements were identified. This, together with the specific aspects of each industry will undoubtedly, efficient management and fair and equitable redistribution of revenues generated by all stakeholders including producers frontline.

The book was translated into three (03) African languages ​​Mooré , Bamanan , Pulaar and in two (02) international languages ​​namely English and the French.

Source: www.endadiapol.org/spip.php?page=publication

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