Friends of the Earth Cardiff - social justice http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/taxonomy/term/748/all en The Great Cotton Stitch Up http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/great-cotton-stitch <p><img width="200" height="257" alt="African woman carrying her baby with a basket of cotton on her head." src="/files/foecardiff/images/The_Great_Cotton_Stitch_Up.jpeg" />&nbsp;</p> <p>Many people in West African countries such as Mali, Benin, Burkina Faso and Chad depend on growing cotton for a living. In these four countries cotton accounts for between 5 per cent and 10 per cent of their GDP.</p> <p>West African farmers can produce cotton at a lower cost than almost anywhere else. There are three things stopping them growing cotton:</p> <p><a href="http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/great-cotton-stitch">read more</a></p> http://www.foecardiff.co.uk/content/great-cotton-stitch#comments archive Africa social justice Wed, 08 Jun 2011 06:15:21 +0000 Chris 404 at http://www.foecardiff.co.uk