Globalization and Food Systems Restructuring in the Caribbean Region


  • Kristen Lowitt McGill University



Small Islands Developing States, Climate Change, Gender, Caribbean


In a time of intensifying concerns about food security and climate change, this edited collec­tion by Beckford and Rhiney explores how global economic and environmental change are impacting the food systems of Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Although SIDS have been recognized as a “special case” for sustainable development because of their unique susceptibili­ties to environmental and economic change (United Nations, 2011), they have been relatively underexplored in contemporary food scholarship. This collection, featuring nine case studies of island food systems based on the research of 10 authors, all with Caribbean roots at the University of the West Indies, is thus a welcome and timely addition to the literature.


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Author Biography

Kristen Lowitt, McGill University

Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University. Using community-engaged and interdisciplinary research approaches, she explores the relationship between natural resource management and food security in rural and coastal contexts.
Cover of Globalization, Agriculture and Food in the Caribbean



How to Cite

Lowitt, K. (2017). Globalization and Food Systems Restructuring in the Caribbean Region. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, 7(2), 145–147.