Development and Implementation of Greenhouse Operations - A Case Study

Intensive small-scale farming can be one of the better avenues for agricultural development in the Caribbean area. These farm operations can be targeted to local consumption to replace imported goods or for export to major markets, in either case there is an increase in the available foreign exchange to the country. Other benefits also accrue due to this type of enterprise. Employment is enhanced although most of the gain is indirect. There are many different approaches that can be taken to initiate a greenhouse operation. First, a feasibility study has to be undertaken which includes markets, capital acquisition, costs, projections of returns, governmental incentives and local involvement. There are worldwide and other governmental agencies that can be tapped for help in the development and implementation of a greenhouse operation. This is a description of a fictitious (but real) greenhouse enterprise and the approaches used to enable the company to start production in the Caribbean area.

Issue Date:
Oct 21 1984
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Conference Paper/ Presentation
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