Economic Impact and Trade Implications of the Introduction of Black Sigatoka (Mycosphaerella fijiensis) into Puerto Rico
Edward Evans (),
Alba Brugueras and
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2007, vol. 39, issue s1, 5-17
This article addresses the issues of the potential impacts of the introduction of black sigatoka into Puerto Rico under situations in which the government assists growers in managing the spread of the disease, with and without prohibitions on imports of plantains and bananas. An equilibrium displacement model is used to quantify the impact of black sigatoka. The results indicate that under both scenarios the net economic benefits to society were negative. Over the long term, the government would be well-advised to invest in research to develop plantain and banana varieties that are resistant to black sigatoka.
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