Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Economics
Agricultural trade reform: Policy implications for CARICOM
IBEROAMERICANA - Nordic journal of Latin American and Caribbean studies
Date of Publication
Despite the increasing importance of tourism, agriculture remains an important source of income and employment for CARICOM states. The Uruguay round of trade negotiations initiated the process of agricultural trade reform. This article examines the implications of liberalization of agricultural trade for the small vulnerable countries of CARICOM. It argues that CARICOM agriculture lacks dynamism and must be restructured to meet the challenges of trade liberalization. It concludes that adoption of new technologies and diversification of production are critical to preventing further marginalization of agriculture in the region.....