Social, Economic, Policy and Production System Analyses: Social and Gender-related Issues that Affect IPM Adoption
CARDI, Rural Agricultural Development Authority (Jamaica); UWI (Trinidad)
S. Hamilton, Gary Schlosser, Tina Schlosser (US)
Social, economic, policy, and institutional systems (human systems) have been shown to sometimes present overwhelming barriers to implementing IPM practices. The goal of this topic is to identify those components of human systems that constrain IPM adoption. The systems evaluated by the Caribbean research team include domestic and export markets and policies and practices associated with those markets, institutions and the policy environment of Jamaican agriculture, and farm gate economics as it relates to pepper, callaloo, and sweetpotato production and marketing (local and export).
To identify those components of the social, economic, policy, and institutional systems that constrain IPM adoption.