• Geography
  • Published 2009

Le paradoxe de Sikasso: coton et pauvreté au Mali

  title={Le paradoxe de Sikasso: coton et pauvret{\'e} au Mali},
  author={Jocelyne Delarue and Sandrine Mespl{\'e}-Somps and Jean-David Naudet and Anne-Sophie Robilliard},
In Mali, the situation of cotton growing households has traditionally been considered as more favorable than that of food crop producers. However, official statistics on poverty suggest that the cotton growing region of Sikasso is among the poorest regions of the country and that cotton producers are on average poorer than all other farmers. This article offers a detailed analysis of this paradox, the so-called Sikasso paradox. The official statistics on poverty are set out and data and… CONTINUE READING


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