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The Role and Importance of Agriculture In the Carribean. Organisations involved in its development. The role of soils and plant types.

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AS and A Level Production - Location & Change

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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)

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