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Sunday, November 12, 2006 

Will Concentration On a New Agriculture Change Lives in Rural Areas of Caribbean Countries

This the title of a piece by Deniece Alleyne, which took the second place in an essay competition organized by the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation in Agriculture (IICA)

In this essay, she explores the linkage between agricultural development and the role of technological innovations to curb migration flows, and increased poverty levels, social divide affecting rural areas of the Caribbean.
She pin-points a socio-historical link in regards to current governments’ policies and perceptions toward agricultural and rural development, and how techno-structural should be addressed to re-engineer the development potentials of agricultural endeavors through the use of new and innovative business models.

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