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

Technicians at a SOFITEX, the state run cotton monopoly, laboratory classify samples taken from each bail of cotton that exits the ginning factory for quality, strain, tenacity, color, length and other characteristics. Burkina Faso is recognized as producing some of the best quality cotton in the world.Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso.Photo © J.B. Russell
Collectives and Cotton, December 2003

Technicians at a SOFITEX, the state run cotton monopoly, laboratory classify samples taken from each bail of cotton that exits the ginning factory for quality, strain, tenacity, color, length and other characteristics. Burkina Faso is recognized as producing some of the best quality cotton in the world. 

Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso. 

Photo © J.B. Russell