The Role of Policy in Shaping the Development of the Barbados Small Ruminants’ Industry Norman Gibson Caribbean Agricultur...
The Caribbean Area
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES <ul><li>CARICOM comprises 15 member countries: population 16 million </li></ul><ul><li>  Annua...
METHODS, TOOLS AND APPROACHES <ul><li>Innovation Systems approach (ASTI) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical review of the SR sec...
RESULTS <ul><li>CARICOM SR Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>CARICOM Production/Imports </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study – six countri...
SR Numbers in CARICOM (‘000) Heads
CARICOM SR Meat  Production  (tonnes) t
CARICOM SR Meat  Imports  (tonnes) t
Average SR Meat  Production  (tonnes) (5-Countries) t
Barbados SR Meat  Production  (tonnes) t
Average SR Meat  Imports  (tonnes) (5-Countries) t
Barbados SR Meat  Imports  (tonnes) t
Barbados Policy Interventions 2001 <ul><li>HACCP Training facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Post-harvest technology and quali...
Policy Influence on Production (Barbados) Negative growth t
Policy Influence on Production (Barbados) <ul><li>Emphasis on food safety and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of...
Conclusions/Recommendations <ul><li>Innovation systems approach to sub-sector analysis can be a useful tool </li></ul><ul>...
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The Role of Policy in Shaping the Development of the Barbados Small Ruminants’ Industry

  1. 1. The Role of Policy in Shaping the Development of the Barbados Small Ruminants’ Industry Norman Gibson Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute
  2. 2. The Caribbean Area
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES <ul><li>CARICOM comprises 15 member countries: population 16 million </li></ul><ul><li>  Annual food import bill US$4 billion </li></ul><ul><li>Small ruminants’ sector is vital for food security </li></ul><ul><li>Effect of policy on the development of the regional small ruminants sector </li></ul>
  4. 4. METHODS, TOOLS AND APPROACHES <ul><li>Innovation Systems approach (ASTI) </li></ul><ul><li>Historical review of the SR sector </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive policy review </li></ul><ul><li>Identification of the key actors </li></ul><ul><li>Historical performance of the sector mapped against policy interventions </li></ul><ul><li>Regression analysis </li></ul>
  5. 5. RESULTS <ul><li>CARICOM SR Numbers </li></ul><ul><li>CARICOM Production/Imports </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study – six countries </li></ul><ul><li>Production/Imports compared </li></ul><ul><li>Policy/Production mapping </li></ul><ul><ul><li>General agriculture policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commodity specific policies </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. SR Numbers in CARICOM (‘000) Heads
  7. 7. CARICOM SR Meat Production (tonnes) t
  8. 8. CARICOM SR Meat Imports (tonnes) t
  9. 9. Average SR Meat Production (tonnes) (5-Countries) t
  10. 10. Barbados SR Meat Production (tonnes) t
  11. 11. Average SR Meat Imports (tonnes) (5-Countries) t
  12. 12. Barbados SR Meat Imports (tonnes) t
  13. 13. Barbados Policy Interventions 2001 <ul><li>HACCP Training facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Post-harvest technology and quality assurance systems training facilitation </li></ul><ul><li>Introduction of grades and standards for sheep and goat products </li></ul><ul><li>Rebates for registration of livestock under National Livestock Registration Programme. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Policy Influence on Production (Barbados) Negative growth t
  15. 15. Policy Influence on Production (Barbados) <ul><li>Emphasis on food safety and standards </li></ul><ul><li>Increased use of the abattoir system </li></ul><ul><li>Greater consumer confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Increased producer confidence </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusions/Recommendations <ul><li>Innovation systems approach to sub-sector analysis can be a useful tool </li></ul><ul><li>Commodity specific policies may have a more powerful influence on sector development than general policies </li></ul><ul><li>More work required to map knowledge flows </li></ul><ul><li>Up-scaling required for regional development </li></ul>
  17. 17. Thank You

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