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Economics of Food Security in Jamaica

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Jamaica milk producers, 2011.
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This project looks at the paradox of Jamaican agriculture: an abundant supply of fish, fruits and...

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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.

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