Geography Publications

Title

Agrarian Decline and Breadbasket Dependence in the Caribbean: Confronting Illusions of Inevitability

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-2003

Journal

Labour, Capital and Society

Volume

36

Issue

2

First Page

174

Last Page

199

Abstract

The article focuses on the decline of agrarian sector in Caribbean region. It traces the development and domination of agriculture sector in this region when the region was entering the twentieth century before other sectors started flourishing. Detailed information on the impact of imperialism on the Caribbean area is presented in the article. However the governments have not been able to sustain development which was seen in the agrarian sector and this has a lot to do with the governments' apathy to this sector coupled with the economic policies of the developed nations.