US and European growers receive government subsidies while farmers in Mali struggle to survive on 300$ a year
Publisher: The Guardian
Date Written: 10/12/2010
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Article
Inequity in the global tradiing system of cotton means that farmers in West Africa struggle to survive. International prices have been driven down by subsidies and disproportionately disadvantage the poorest producers. The author inteviews these farmers and investigates the benefits of fair trade cotton in West Africa to the producers and their communities.