Brenda Wyss is an economist who has been studying Jamaica and its agriculture sector for three decades. She began her work in Kingston in the early 1980s when trade liberalization was beginning to really hurt Jamaica's farming industries.

In this video she explains the benefits and costs that result when a small nation like Jamaica begins to rely on cheap foreign imports for food.


This project looks at the paradox of Jamaican agriculture: an abundant supply of fish, fruits and vegetables while farmers struggle to find financial success.


October 3, 2013 /
Julia Rendleman, Dominic Bracco II
Photojournalists share their reporting and expertise on topics from farming in Jamaica and fracking in the US to the health of our Earth's waterways.
January 11, 2012 / Untold Stories
Julia Rendleman
Jamaica may be a land of abundance, but its reliance on cheap agricultural imports is driving local farmers out of business.