Do you think cotton subsidies are good for world production of cotton?

One reason some countries produce so much food and some countries produce less is that some countries subsidize their agricultural products. A subsidy is essentially the government kicking in part of the cost to make something. For example, if you live in district at Moraine you pay a smaller tuition because your tuition is subsidized by tax dollars.
America is one of the largest producers of cotton on the planet, and one reason why this is so is because American cotton producers are highly subsidized. African countries contend that subsidies from America and the EU make cotton much cheaper to produce than African countries – usually west African countries like Mali and Burkina Faso - could.

Africa attacking cotton subsidies: http://www.globalpolicy.org/globaliz/econ/2002/0927cotton.htm
America defending cotton subsidies: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/7095673.stm



Do you think cotton subsidies are good for world production of cotton?
jenjen2391
Asked Nov 20, 2009
They should provide subsidies for organic cotton production.
helping
Answered Nov 29, 2009
it is not the question : they create the market so whithout usa (subsidies)
no cotton, and behind no manfacture of gun and behind no goverment in africa.

do you think african subsidies are good for world production of food ?
frifri
Answered Nov 21, 2009

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