A strategy for the improvement of existing small ruminant production systems among small-scale farmers in the Commonwealth of Dominica

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dc.contributor.advisor Veltmeyer, Henry
dc.coverage.spatial Dominican Republic
dc.creator Armour, Kenneth Jenner Carlyle
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:22Z
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier.other SF375.5 D65 A75 1992
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22059
dc.description vii, 134 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 99-134).
dc.description.abstract The Dominican need for economic diversification takes on great urgency with the conclusion of an integrated market in the EEC in 1992, and the eventual removal of the preferential access and pricing system for Dominican bananas in the traditional United Kingdom market. Given the desperate need for economic diversification in the Dominican economy this thesis will argue that small ruminant production systems are very well suited to limited resource groups and improvement can be accomplished through the use of practical and affordable technologies/methods. Through the utilization of a systems approach framework it will be shown that small ruminant production systems can be significantly improved among small-scale farmers in Dominica, thereby, increasing their incomes and in so doing improve the economic position of the rural economy, reduce the islands' dependence on food/meat imports and contribute towards the agricultural and economic diversification of the economy. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc SF375.5.D65
dc.subject.lcsh Sheep -- Productivity -- Dominican Republic
dc.subject.lcsh Goats -- Productivity -- Dominican Republic
dc.subject.lcsh Agriculture -- Dominican Republic
dc.subject.lcsh Agricultural diversification -- Dominican Republic
dc.title A strategy for the improvement of existing small ruminant production systems among small-scale farmers in the Commonwealth of Dominica
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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