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Agriculture in the Caribbean

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Agriculture in the Caribbean

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF AGRICULTURE IN THE CARIBBEAN
Foreign exchange
Contribution to GDP/GNP
Food security
Employment
Environmental management
CONSTRAINTS AFFECTING CARIBBEAN AGRICULTURE
Climate
Topography
Appropriate Technology
Rural Infrastructure
Land Tenure and Fragmentation
Credit Facilities
Marketing Facilities
Extension Services
Praedial Larceny
CLASSIFICATION OF CARIBBEAN FARMS
Distinguishing Features of Farmers (According to Size) Large Farms
Medium Sized Farms
Small Farms
Distinguishing Features of Farms (According to Produce) Crops Farm
Livestock
Monoculture/Mono-cropping
Mixed Cropping
Mixed Farming
Organic Farming
Agro-Forestry
Integrated Farm
INSTITUTIONS WHICH SUPPORT LOCAL AND REGIONAL AGRICULTURAL
Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA)
Bodles Research Station:
Jamaica Livestoc Association (J.L.A.)
Jamaica Agricultural Society (J.A. S.):
Scientific Research Council (SRC
Sugar Industry Research Institute (SIRI)
Caribbean Community
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB)
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI ) Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute (CFNI)
University of the West Indies (UWI)
College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE)
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA) Food and Agriculture Organization (F AO)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Inter-American Development Bank (I.D.B.)
The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Caribbean Basin Initiative (C.B.I)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) European Union (EU)

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Functions of Soil in our Environment

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