The Impacts of U.S Cotton Programs on the West and Central African Countries Cotton Export Earnings

Date

2005

Authors

Pan, Suwen
Mohanty, Samarendu
Fadiga, Mohamadou L.

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

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Publisher

Greek Association of Agricultural Economists

Abstract

This study uses a stochastic simulation of the fiber world market to examine the effects of a removal of U.S cotton programs on the world market. The effects on world cotton process and African export earnings were analyzed. The results suggest that on average an elimination of U.S. cotton programs would lead to a marginal increase in the world cotton prices thus resulting in minimal gain for cotton export in Africa.

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Keywords

export earnings, cotton subsidies, Africa, United States, partical equilibrium model, Stochastic simulation

Citation

Fadiga, M., S. Mohanty, S. Pan. “The Impacts of U.S. Cotton Programs on the West and Central African Countries Cotton Export Earnings.” _Agricultural Economics Review_ 6.2 (2005): 50-60.