Banana Wars - The Price of Free Trade: A Caribbean Perspective (Paperback)

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'Gordon Myers has written with clarity, sensitivity, and wisdom, a story of life and production for the people of the Caribbean who have been engaged in the banana business for over one hundred years. His is a remarkable book. It covers a critical productive sector, bananas, part of the economic base which sustains our evolving Caribbean civilisation.' - Dr. The Honourable Ralph E. Gonsalves, Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, 2001-

'Gordon Myers' expertise on the banana issue is well known. This book, his account of the Caribbean banana farmers' continuing struggle to survive, eloquently reveals both his commitment and his concern. Current debates about world trade and unfettered liberalisation should be informed by the history of how livelihoods in the Caribbean have been destroyed, by decisions taken thousands of miles away in the US, in the EU and at the WTO. I commend Banana Wars to all those who subscribe to the view that vulnerable banana producers need protection.' - Glenys Kinnock MEP

'Gordon Myers has written a thoroughly researched and very readable book, tracing the history of the banana as a commercial crop and placing it in the socio-political context of the Caribbean and Latin America. Its publication is both timely and relevant, in the face of the global trade negotiations now in progress, and Banana Wars should be compulsory reading for all those in the Third World now engaged in these negotiations.' - Sir John Compton, Prime Minister of St Lucia 1982-1996

About the Author


Gordon Myers is a former senior British civil servant who, since 1993, has worked with the Caribbean Banana Exporters Association (CBEA) in trying to defend the interests of Caribbean banana growers who depend on the European market.

Praise For…


"Gordon Myers' expertise on the banana issue is well known. However his account of the Caribbean banana farmers' continuing struggle to survive eloquently reveals both his commitment and his concern. Current debates about world trade and unfettered liberalization should be informed by the history of how livelihoods in the Caribbean have been destroyed, by decisions taken thousands of miles away in the US, in the EU and at the WTO. I commend The Banana Wars to all those who subscribe to the view that vulnerable banana producers need protection. The alternative is massive rural unemployment and a fall in national income levels. Unrealistic calls for diversification and restructuring should take into account the specific difficulties faced by traditional banana farmers in the Caribbean. With the prospect of enlargement of the European Union and the imminent inclusion of ten new member states, we have to protect the markets of Europe's traditional banana suppliers."--Glenys Kinnock MEP
"Gordon Myers has written a thoroughly researched and very readable book, tracing the history of the banana as a commercial crop and placing it in the socio- and political context of the Caribbean and Latin America. Its publication is both timely and relevant in the face of the global trade negotiations now in progress, and should be compulsory reading for all those in the Third World now engaged in these negotiations."--Sir John Compton, Prime Minister of St Lucia 1982-1996

Product Details
ISBN: 9781842774533
ISBN-10: 1842774530
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: August 1st, 2004
Pages: 208
Language: English