Agricultural diversification strategies in small island states

I. Drori, D. J. Gayle

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Abstract

Across the small island states of the Caribbean, the need for greater agricultural diversification is a constant policy concern, as exemplified by the case of Barbados. Although the cane sugar industry in Barbados remains one of the more cost-efficient in the world, the structures of both the production and marketing environments discourage easy optimism. However, a diversification strategy premised upon coordinated product specialisation, crop-specific land redistribution, effective farmer organization and an integrated marketing system can facilitate the profitable production of sugar, winter vegetables, fruit, and sea island cotton. -Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-194
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Developing Societies
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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small island state
Barbados
diversification
marketing
food and luxury products industry
optimism
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vegetable
agricultural product
cotton
sugar
farmer
fruit
organization
crop
winter
costs

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Agricultural diversification strategies in small island states. / Drori, I.; Gayle, D. J.

In: Journal of Developing Societies, Vol. 7, No. 2, 1991, p. 185-194.

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