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competitive position of Jamaica"s agricultural exports

Clarke, S. St. A.

competitive position of Jamaica"s agricultural exports

by Clarke, S. St. A.

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Published by Institute of Social and Economic Research, University College of the West Indies in Jamaica .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Jamaica.
    • Subjects:
    • Produce trade -- Jamaica.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      Statementby S. St. A. Clarke.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD9014.J22 C55
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvi, 156 p.
      Number of Pages156
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5469709M
      LC Control Number73172733

      The Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) formed in under the instruction of the then Governor General of Jamaica, Sir Henry Blake to stimulate interest of all categories of farmers in the island in agricultural pursuits, and to establish a forum where all farmers could meet, discuss their problems to initiate plans, elect officers and to do all other things necessary for the welfare of the. Sugar is Jamaica's largest agricultural export, earning $ million in Sugar is also used for the production of molasses (78, tons in ) and rum ( million liters in ). Banana production in was , tons. Other major export crops in included cocoa, and coffee.

      The Jamaican economy grew by per cent for the third quarter of when compared to the similar quarter of The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) has a rich history of conducting surveys and censuses in Jamaica. STATIN’s survey programme begun in with the Labour Force Survey and has expanded over the years to include. Sustainable Development of Agriculture in the Caribbean. A Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) Position Paper. About CaFAN. Formed in and legally registered in , the Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN) is a regional network of farmers’ associations and NGOs representing over , farmers in 15 countries. With a secretariat in Size: KB.

      contraction has already begun. Jamaica’s banana exports declined by 50 percent between and while its sugar exports declined by 33 percent over that same period. The decline in Jamaica’s major traditional agricultural exports has been partially offset by enhanced trade in a more diversified set of agrofood products over the past Cited by: 6. Agriculture. Agricultural production is an important contributor to Jamaica's economy. However, it is vulnerable to extreme weather, such as hurricanes and to competition from neighbouring countries such as the USA. Other difficulties faced by farmers include thefts from the farm, known as praedial larceny. Agricultural production accounted for % of GDP in , providing employment for Country group: Developing/Emerging, Upper .


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Clarke, S. Competitive position of Jamaica's agricultural exports (OCoLC) Document Type. The fundamentals of domestic agriculture are changing with the increasing advent of globalization. Rather than ‘quantity’ dictating the pace in the marketplace today, quality and competitiveness are defining the new paradigm.

In this regard, inefficient or non‐competitive producers would be wiped outFile Size: 2MB. Jamaica's economy has grown on average less than 1% a year for the last three decades and many impediments remain to growth: a bloated public sector which crowds out spending on important projects; high crime and corruption; red-tape; and a high debt-to-GDP ratio.

Jamaica, however, has made steady progress in reducing its. The economy of Jamaica is heavily dependent on services, which currently accounts for more than 70% of GDP. The country continues to derive most of its foreign exchange from tourism, remittances, and bauxite/alumina.

Remittances and tourism each account for 30% of GDP, while bauxite/alumina exports make up roughly 5% of GDP. The water demand for agriculture in Jamaica is estimated to increase by 18 percent in The sustainable water yield may decline by 20 percent during the same period.

As the agriculture sector is the major user of freshwater resources (75 percent), it is. Position: Jamaica ›› Agriculture ›› List of Agriculture Companies in Jamaica.

Related Industry: Animal husbandry (5) Animal Products (2) Coffee Beans (8) Sun Beans is a major distributor and exporter of high quality products with our main export being Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee. Agricultural production is an important contributor to Jamaica's economy, accounting for percent of GDP in and providing nearly a quarter of the country's employment.

Sugar, which has been produced in Jamaica for centuries, is the nation's dominant agricultural export, but the country also produces bananas, coffee, spices, pimentos, cocoa, citrus, and coconuts. PROBLEMS IN AGRICULTURE Jamaica and the Caribbean are grappling with a host of problems in the agricultural sector.

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Country Profile. Jamaica, located south of Cuba and west of Haiti is the largest of the English-speaking islands in the Caribbean. Jamaica’s economy is heavily dependent on services, which according to estimates account for 71% of GDP, and the country continues to derive most of its foreign exchange from tourism, remittances, and bauxite / alumina.

The competitive position of the industry is very important to the would be global marketer. Intelligence, such as that gathered by the process described in chapter five, is an essential prerequisite to designing a strategy.

Jamaica’s top 10 exports accounted for 90% of the overall value of its global shipments. Mineral fuels including oil was the fastest-growing among the top 10 export categories duringup by % year over year propelled by accelerating exports of refined petroleum oils.

GDP From Agriculture in Jamaica increased to USD Million in the fourth quarter of from USD Million in the third quarter of GDP From Agriculture in Jamaica averaged USD Million from untilreaching an all time high of USD Million in the first quarter of and a record low of USD Million in the fourth quarter of Economy Jamaica's most important export crop is sugarcane, from which rum and molasses are also made.

The nation's other agricultural exports include the famed Blue Mt. coffee, bananas, citrus fruits, and yams. Most of these crops are grown on large plantations. Small farms also produce ginger, cocoa, pimento, ackee, chickens, and goats.

Agriculture is also a big part of Jamaica's economy and its biggest products are sugarcane, bananas, coffee, citrus, yams, ackees, vegetables, poultry, goats, milk, crustaceans, and mollusks. Unemployment is high in Jamaica and as a result, the country has high crime rates and Author: Amanda Briney.

The industrialization of Jamaica halted in mid-stride, and while the nation was on the fence, trying to decide whether to industrialize or return to its agricultural roots, the economy faltered. The cities didn’t have the housing or jobs to support the massive influx from the countryside.

After four decades of little or not growth, the Jamaican economy is expected to grow at % over the medium term. The country is confronted by serious social issues that predominantly affect youth, such as high levels of crime and violence and high unemployment.

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The principal exports are aluminum and bauxite, which account for approximately one-third of export earnings; sugar, bananas, coffee, and other agricultural products, beverages and tobacco, and chemicals constitute most of the remainder. The United States is, by far, Jamaica’s main trading partner.

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Jamaica having achieved an average of per cent economic growth over the last 50 years is, by any standard, an unimpressive record, especially for an economy with the vast potential to integrate with the global commercial system.

Jefferson, Owen: Stabilization and stagnation in the Jamaican economy - some reflections on macroeconomic policy over the past twenty-five years, 23 p., Canoe Press, Kingston, Stone, Carl: Jamaica in Crisis: From Socialist to Capitalist Management, in: International Journal, vol.

.Jamaica’s agriculture policy seeks to diversify the production of agricultural goods to build self-sufficiency, promote exports, and service the growing tourism industry. Jamaica is currently challenged with the inability to produce significant quantities of consistent high quality agricultural goods.Jamaica’s economic freedom score ismaking its economy the 49th freest in the Index.

Its overall score declined by point, with a sharp drop in the monetary freedom score.