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Title: Economic Impact and Trade Implications of the Introduction of Black Sigatoka (Mycosphaerella figiensis) into Puerto Rico
Authors: Alamo, Carmen I.
Evans, Edward A.
Brugueras, Alba
Nalampang, Sikavas
Keywords: banana
black sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis)
economic impact analysis
equilibrium displacement model
invasive species
JEL Codes: Q17
Issue Date: 2007-10
Abstract: This article addresses the issues of the potential impacts of the introduction of black sigatoka into Puerto Rico under situations in which the government assists growers in managing the spread of the disease, with and without prohibitions on imports of plantains and bananas. An equilibrium displacement model is used to quantify the impact of black sigatoka. The results indicate that under both scenarios the net economic benefits to society were negative. Over the long term, the government would be well-advised to invest in research to develop plantain and banana varieties that are resistant to black sigatoka.
Institution/Association: Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics>Volume 39, Special Issue, October 2007
Total Pages: 13
From Page: 5
To Page: 17
Collections:Volume 39, Special Issue, October 2007

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