Knowledge, Markets and Finance: Factors Affecting the Innovation Potential of Smallholder Farmers in the Caribbean Community

@inproceedings{Lowitt2020KnowledgeMA,
  title={Knowledge, Markets and Finance: Factors Affecting the Innovation Potential of Smallholder Farmers in the Caribbean Community},
  author={Kristen N. Lowitt and Gordon M. Hickey and Arlette Saint Ville and Kaywana Raeburn and Theresa Thompson-Col{\'o}n and Sonia Laszlo and Leroy E. Phillip},
  year={2020}
}
The need for domestic smallholder farming systems to better support food and nutrition security in the Caribbean is a pressing challenge. The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) faces complex socioecological challenges related to historical legacies of plantation agriculture, small population sizes, geographic isolation, jurisdictional diversity and proneness to natural disasters, all of which underscore the importance of fostering system-wide innovation potential. This paper explores the factors… CONTINUE READING