The ‘complementarity thesis’ is that food production will benefit from the promotion of an export crop. Critics of this thesis maintain that export crops compete with food crops. Bassett argues that outcomes can only be understood in the light of the specific agrarian and political-economic contexts in which such policies may be applied. The case of cotton in northern Ivory Coast demonstrates the issues.
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