Gold Mining and Agricultural Sector: Effects on Labor and Exports
Abstract: Burkina Faso is since 2009 become one of the greatest gold exporters in west Africa. Does it affects agriculture? The aim of this paper is to analyse what effects gold can have on labor used in main agricultural products and also their exports using simulation approach. Many assumptions are made to help us simulating the model. We expect to establish a mechanism of compensation to get back a level of production for which the variation is only due to absorption of gold, so there will be a high potential of export for the main agricultural products.
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