Centre for Studies in Food Security

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Caribbean Connection

The Caribbean region is a net importer of food, vulnerable to natural disasters such as hurricanes, flooding and earthquakes. Nutrition-related, chronic non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes and hypertension are the main causes of disability, illness and death in the region. Despite significant advances in economic development, pockets of poverty are found within countries and among the different nations. Poverty rates range from close to 65% in Haiti and Suriname, to 20-25% in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica, to 15% in Barbados. Furthermore, people who live in poverty in the region tend to be young and female.

Current Research Projects:

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References:
Caribbean Development Bank
Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute 

For more information on the Centre's work relating to the Caribbean, please contact Joe Springer: springer@ryerson.ca

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