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Cotton Burkina Faso

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Cotton farmers that have become indebted in the past few years as world cotton prices have plummeted due primarily to huge US cotton subsidies. Despite good yields, high quality and low costs, the farmers can't pay back the credits they take to pay for seeds, herbicides, pesticides and other essentials for growing cotton.
Pá, Burkina Faso. 18/12/2003.
Photo © J.B. Russell
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Cotton farmers that have become indebted in the past few years as world cotton prices have plummeted due primarily to huge US cotton subsidies. Despite good yields, high quality and low costs, the farmers can't pay back the credits they take to pay for seeds, herbicides, pesticides and other essentials for growing cotton.<br />
Pá, Burkina Faso. 18/12/2003.<br />
Photo © J.B. Russell