social justice

The Great Cotton Stitch Up

African woman carrying her baby with a basket of cotton on her head. 

Many people in West African countries such as Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso and Chad depend on growing cotton for a living. In these four countries cotton accounts for between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of their GDP.

West African farmers can produce cotton at a lower cost than almost anywhere else. There are three things stopping them growing cotton:

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