Author Affiliation, Ana.
Rethinking Caribbean agriculture: Re-evaluating Lewis’s misunderstood perspective.
Journal of Business, Finance and Economics in Emerging Economies
Date of Publication
300 - 322
This article demonstrates the centrality of agriculture to Lewis’s perspective by analysing contributions made throughout his career. I challenge the long-standing misunderstandings regarding Lewis’s views on the importance of agriculture by demonstrating the role agriculture played in his general theory of development as well as its application to the Caribbean. I contrast his views with the policies that have been pursued in the English speaking Caribbean to provide a point of reference for rethinking the contribution that agriculture can make to the Caribbean at a moment in time when the international food economy has once more been destabilized.....