Reportage: Burkina Faso: Collectives and Cotton: Collectives and Cotton

Before world cotton prices plummeted, cotton producer groups contributed a part of their income to build schools, clinics, and other projects in the villages. Since prices have fallen below production costs, community development projects have ground to a halt.Padema, Burkina Faso.Photo © J.B. Russell
Collectives and Cotton, December 2003

Before world cotton prices plummeted, cotton producer groups contributed a part of their income to build schools, clinics, and other projects in the villages. Since prices have fallen below production costs, community development projects have ground to a halt. 

Padema, Burkina Faso. 

Photo © J.B. Russell