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Publication Type
Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Figueroa, Mark.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
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Article Title
Rethinking Caribbean agriculture: Re-evaluating Lewis’s misunderstood perspective.
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Journal Title
Journal of Business, Finance and Economics in Emerging Economies
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2009
Volume ID
4
Issue ID
2
Page(s)
300 - 322
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http:; www.ccmf-uwi.org/files/publications/journal/2009_2_4/300-322.pdf
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Abstract
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.....
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