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Witter, Michael
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The Impact of Climate Change on the Agricultural Sector in Jamaica
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July 2011
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http:; www.mona.uwi.edu/physics/sites/default/files/physics/uploads/ECLAC%20CC%20and%20Jamaica%20Agriculture.pdf
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prepared for ECLAC
Abstract
To analyse the potential impact of climate change on the agricultural sector, this study selected three important crops for detailed examination. In particular, the study selected sugar cane because of its overwhelming importance to the export subsector of agriculture, and yam and escallion for both their contribution to the domestic subsector as well as the preeminent role yams and escallion play in the economic activities of the communities in the hills of central Jamaica, and the plains of the southwest respectively. As with other studies in this project, the methodology adopted was to compare the estimated values of output on the SRES A2 and B2 Scenarios with the value of output on a “baseline” Business As Usual (BAU), and then estimate the net benefits of investment in the relevant to climate change for the selected crops. The analysis suggested replanting sugar cane with heat resistant varieties, rehabilitating irrigation systems where they existed, and establishing technologically appropriate irrigation systems where they were not for the three selected crops. In the conclusion, it is recommended that new systems for collecting relevant data relevant for monitoring the impact of climate change on the agricultural sector be instituted so that future studies such as this will not be as severely constrained by the lack of data as this one was.....
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