Prospects and Challenges for the Caribbean

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Steven Benjamin Webb
World Bank Publications, Jan 1, 1997 - Business & Economics - 32 pages
World Bank Discussion Paper No. 364. This technical paper is a review of eight intensified systems of land use on unirrigated farms in developing countries. The study proposes three complementary sets of conditions necessary for farming systems to be sustainable in the long run: public sector policies and investments; private farmers, their families, and institutions; and scientific principles, natural resource endowments, and ecological systems. The farming systems include dairy development in Uruguay, fallow land in Turkey, associated cropping in Colombia and Nigeria, the opening of the Cerrados region of Brazil, the development of tillage and soybean farms in India, and perennial crop development in Kenya and Malaysia. Each case brings out the interactions among sound scientific and practical knowledge, market factors, social contexts, and public policies and investments.

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Page 32 - St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago...
Page 32 - Jeffrey Sachs and Andrew Warner, "Economic Reform and the Process of Global Integration," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity: 1, Brookings Institution (1995), pp.
Page 16 - OECS include the independent states of Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Page v - Oganization of African Unity OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development OECS Organization of Eastern Caribbean States...
Page 29 - Production Sharing: Use of US Components and Materials in Foreign Assembly Operations, 1995-1998.
Page 3 - Commission, the final report of which notes that "nothing poses greater threats to civil society in CARICOM countries than the drug problem and nothing exemplifies the powerlessness of regional governments more.
Page v - IDA International Development Association IDB Inter-American Development Bank IMF International Monetary Fund...
Page 23 - Partly as a result of past government efforts, the growth of the middle class and the diversification of the private sector and NGOs over recent decades mean that government can now reduce its role in many areas where it once seemed essential.
Page 17 - Despite this decline crude birth rates of this island remain the highest in the region and among the highest in the world.
Page 32 - World, in Demetris Papageorgiou, Michael Michaely and Armene Choksi, eds., Liberalizing Foreign Trade, Vol. 7 (Oxford: Basil BlackweU, 1991).

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