The West African cotton industry is under attack. A solid contributor to the gross domestic product (GDP) at 3% to 15% depending on the country, the production of what is often called ‘white gold’ is taking its time in this 2022-2023 period.
Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali: A dark year for West African cotton
The production of Africa's white gold has declined in West African countries as a result of a parasitic invasion. Support measures for cotton growers are underway.