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Cotton Burkina Faso

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A young boy harvests cotton. Over 2 million people in Burkina Faso depend on cotton for survival. It is the only cash crop that supplements other subsistence crops. Cotton prices have fall to all time lows in recent years largely due to US and European subsidies to domestic cotton producers.
Padéma, Burkina Faso. 10/12/2003.
Photo © J.B. Russell
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A young boy harvests cotton. Over 2 million people in Burkina Faso depend on cotton for survival. It is the only cash crop that supplements other subsistence crops. Cotton prices have fall to all time lows in recent years largely due to US and European subsidies to domestic cotton producers.<br />
Padéma, Burkina Faso. 10/12/2003.<br />
Photo © J.B. Russell