The nation - historically a player on the international cotton market - says the GM cotton produces a poor quality crop that fetches low prices.
Burkina Faso Abandons GM Cotton
Deutsche Welle, 28 June 2016
Burkina Faso is phasing out genetically modified cotton. It says it produces a poor quality crop which fetches low prices. This hasn't stop other African states from using genetic… Read more »
Cotton farmers in Burkina Faso (file photo).
Lessons From Nation's Decision to Drop GM Cotton
The Conversation Africa, 4 February 2016
The thorny topic of genetically modified (GM) crops was recently thrust into the global spotlight again. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Bill Gates said that GM… Read more »
Why Genetically Modified Crops Have Been Slow to Take Hold in Africa
The Conversation Africa, 13 July 2015
There's a confined field trial taking place in rural Nigeria. The crop being tested is genetically modified (GM) insect-resistant cowpea, an important, high-protein,… Read more »
GM Cotton a False Promise for Africa
IPS, 15 June 2015
Genetically modified (GM) cotton has been produced globally for almost two decades, yet to date only three African countries have grown GM cotton on a commercial basis - South… Read more »
Price Snags for Cotton Farmers
IPS, 22 December 2006
Some call it "white gold"; but, the ever-falling price of cotton means that this nickname may end up being more ironic than complimentary. In Burkina Faso cotton producers are, for… Read more »
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