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:
- Partnership with the Ryerson Caribbean Research Centre (RCRC)
- Manchester Parish Development Committee:
a best practice for sustainable development and food security planning
- Selected Bibliography
Caribbean Development Bank
Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute
For more information on the Centre's work relating to the Caribbean, please contact Joe Springer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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