The True Price of Cotton from India

The aim of this report is to provide a condensed overview of the true pricing study conducted for cotton from India. This study investigated the external costs of the cotton supply chain and compared it to certified seed cotton.

The report provides a brief explanation on concepts such as externalities and  true  pricing.  Afterwards,  the  main  results  and  insights  of  the  study  will  be  presented.  These  results  will  be  placed  into  a  larger perspective by looking at the retail level and by comparing the results of cotton to three other country-specific commodity supply chains: coffee from Vietnam, tea from Kenya and cocoa from Ivory Coast. In addition, this section presents the main  limitations  and  assumptions  of  this  study.  The final section concludes with an overview of how these results can be used to improve social and  environmental  externalities  of  the  cotton  supply chain. This is a joint report by IDH and True Price.

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You can find a second report regarding the external costs of the tea supply chain here:
-The True Price of Tea from Kenya

Tags: Agriculture and food | Supply Chain Management | Natural Resources

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