Saint Lucia in the Banana Global Value Chain

Saint Lucia in the Banana Global Value Chain
Listing Type: Research Reports

Danny Hamrick | Vivian Couto | Karina Fernandez-Stark

Bananas represent an important source of economic revenue and nutrition for millions around the globe. However, resent shifts in the organizational model of banana trade and the liberalization of key import markets is changing the industry. These changes are placing increasing pressure on many exporters. Saint Lucia previously enjoyed a close relationship with the United Kingdom market, but finds its position slipping due to global market changes and internal issues related to productivity and cost of production. This report uses the global value chain framework to map Saint Lucia’s current participation in the banana industry and identify ways to increase SMEs participation in the chain.

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