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Benin – A case study of the cotton sector

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This publication is part of the Benin Institutional Diagnostic.

Contents:

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Analytical framework
    • 2.1 Organisation of the cotton sector
    • 2.2 External factors
    • 2.3 Domestic factors
  • 3 Historical background of cotton in Benin: 1641-1960
    • 3.1 Pre-colonial period to 1949: private mode of organisation
    • 3.2 1949–1960: private mode of organisation but regulated by the French government
  • 4 Understanding the performance of the cotton sector in Benin: 1961–2016
    • 4.1 1961–1970: a private mode of organisation but regulated by the newly independent state
    • 4.2 1971–1981: a public mode of organisation regulated by the Marxist-Leninist government
    • 4.3 1981–1991: public mode of organisation; government agencies were restructured and reorganised
    • 4.4 1992–1999: public mode of organisation under liberalisation of inputs and ginnery functions
    • 4.5 2000–2007: private mode of organisation by AIC
    • 4.6 2008–2012: private mode of organisation and privatisation of SONAPRA
    • 4.7 2012–2016: public mode of organisation is back
    • 4.8 2016–present: private mode of organisation remains back
  • 5 Concluding remarks
    • 5.1 Institutional changes and institutional weaknesses: causes and consequences
    • 5.2 Long-term development issues
  • Discussion of ‘Regulation of a dominant sector: A case study of cotton’

Editors:

  • Barthélémy Honfoga, Université d’Abomey
  • Romain Houssa, University of Namur
  • Houinsou Dedehounaou, Université d’Abomey

With discussion by:

  • Véronique Thériault, Michigan University

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