Crop Diversification: Some possibilities and some problems

Modern technology has moved so fast that most of the agricultural commodities produced during colonial times are no longer economically produced in the Caribbean. People have neither been prepared for nontraditional economic activity within a post-colonial Caribbean, nor is there infrastructure or economic surplus to encourage meaningful diversification - agricultural or industrial. 1I0wcver, crop diversification shows some promise. Promising areas include production for national self-sufficiency in food and increasing consumption of locally produced food in industries such as tourism and food preservation. The potential of bio-genetic engineering for the Third World bring both promise and risk. A definite problem is the inability of the region to coordinate production of crops in a way that would favour regional economic growth and cooperation. These topics along with others are discussed in this paper.

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Aug 23 1987
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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