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Vol 42 No 20

Published 12th October 2001

Fighting for Farmers

More African countries are to test out a World Bank-backed commodity insurance scheme as prices for coffee, cocoa and cotton hit new lows on the terminal markets in Europe and America. Early trials of the scheme in Tanzania, El Salvador and Thailand have looked promising. Now the Bank wants to extend those trials to other countries: Côte d'Ivoire (coffee, and perhaps cotton, AC Vol 42 No 18), Ghana (cocoa) and Uganda (coffee).

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