15 lecture slides - Lecture 15 Worlds Most most Political...

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Lecture 15 Bananas Trade, politics, Producers World’s Most most Political Fruit and most traded fruit It all began with . ..
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Port Antonio, Jamaica (1930s?) The Banana Plant 500 + varieties indigenous to SE Asia Grown in 100+ countries Cavendish most common commercial export variety (after Grow Michel eradicated by disease) Banana varietes, Solomon Islands World banana market share (2002-2006)
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Major banana importers 90% of internationally traded bananas are grown on large plantations in Latin America. Dole and Chiquita each control 25% of world market Add Del Monte, Bonita, and Fyffes - over 90% of world market. Chiquita wanted more. .. Economic History - Caribbean Perspective Late-colonial export crop WI growers organized Lome Convention (1975-2000) 1990s Banana Wars: WTO challenge by US/ Chiquita 2001 Lome replaced by cotonou Agreement 2006 end of quotas The Winner? Ecuador
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dependency rates of producing/ exporting countries in 2006: - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: 22.3% - Saint Lucia: 19.7%
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This note was uploaded on 03/14/2010 for the course DEV STD C 1 taught by Professor Trist during the Fall '09 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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