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Economics of Food Security in Jamaica

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Uploaded on Oct 19, 2011

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Brenda Wyss is an economist who has been studying the Jamaican economy and its agriculture sector for three decades. She began her work in Kingston in the early 1980s when trade liberalization was beginning to really effect Jamaica's farming industries.

In this video she explains what benefits and costs result when a nation like Jamaica begins to rely on cheap foreign imports for food.

This report is part of Pulitzer Center-sponsored project "Agriculture and Jamaica's Rural Poor" (http://bit.ly/qQ8A54) by student fellow Julia Rendleman

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