Agricultural Policy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Jamaica

May 2017
This document presents the results of a study that combines data on the emission of greenhouse gasses (GHG measured in CO2 equivalents) from farming activities with the incidence of policy incentives (transfers to the farming sector as measured in the Agrimonitor database) for Jamaican agriculture. The report's objective is to look at Jamaican agricultural policy from the viewpoint of greenhouse gas emissions in the context of attempts to ensure consistency among policy objectives and nationally established targets related to the current climate change discourse. Specifically: Are the products that contribute the most to GHG emissions also those that receive the most protection? Or are the incentives emerging from policy in line with GHG emission mitigation objectives?