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Research

Research in the Department addresses current issues in the agricultural sector of Caribbean countries, with the objective of making a contribution towards the development and transformation of agriculture. The research programme in Agricultural Economics and Human Ecology focuses on contemporary, policy areas for the regional, agricultural sector. These include:

  1. Human Nutrition
  2. Rural Development
  3. Trade and Agricultural Policy
  4. Marketing and Agribusiness Management
  5. Environmental and Natural Resource Management.

The research programme in agricultural extension includes:

  • Planning, delivery and evaluation of extension programmes using ICTs
  • Emerging models such as farmer field schools.

RECENT PROJECTS

2016

Title of Publication/Project

Summary

Researchers/ Coordinators

Year

"Developing an Understanding of Barriers to ICT Use: Caribbean Extension Officer's ICT Use, Acceptance, and Self-Efficacy" (2015-1852).

Abstract presented at the 2016 AIAEE Conference April 4 – 8th. in Portland, Oregon, USA

Ramjattan, J., W. Ganpat. And R. Strong

2016

"Factors Influencing Self-Efficacy and Adoption of ICT Dissemination Tools by New Extension Officers in Trinidad"

. Journal of International Agricultural and Extension Education.  Vol. 23  No. 1  Spring 2016

Ganpat, W.,  Ramjattan, Jeet and  R.  Strong

2016

"The Effects of Trade Liberalization on Dairy Trade and Domestic Milk Production in CARICOM”

International Food and Agribusiness Management Review Special Issue: Assessing the Status of the Global Dairy Trade - Volume 19 Issue B, July 2016

Carlisle Pemberton, Hazel Patterson-Andrews and Afiya De Sormeaux

2016

“Household Food Security, HIV Knowledge and Dietary Patterns among Trinidadian Adults: A Cross-Sectional Study”

For oral presentation at the 61st CARPHA Health Research Conference.

Blades, C.; Rocke K. and Ramcharitar-Bourne, A.

2016

“Impact of Policy in Preschools – Is the School making a Difference?”

For oral presentation at the 6th World Congress on Obesity, Toronto Canada.

Ramcharitar-Bourne, A; Nichols, S. and Badrie, N.

2016

 “Relative Vulnerability of Selected Caribbean States to Changes in Food Security Due To Tropical Storms and Hurricanes”

International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics Vol. 4 No. 1, Special Issue, January 2016, pp. 125-136  

Carlisle Pemberton, Hazel Patterson-Andrews and Afiya De Sormeaux

2016

Agricultural Extension Officers' Knowledge and Perceptions of Food Security Issues in Trinidad and Tobago"

JIAEE

T. Grady Roberts, Wayne G. Ganpat, Bertrhude Albert, Samantha Sudeen

2016

An investigation of iron deficiency anemia among competitive university athletes in Trinidad and Tobago.

UWI/SPEC Sport Studies Conference, LRC, May 18-20, 2016, Trinidad and Tobago.

S Beckford, O Joseph, M Webb, S Bawa.

2016

Breastfeeding support at work: A comparison between career women in the public and private sectors in Trinidad and Tobago.

West Indian Medical Journal, 65 (Suppl 3): 25-26. ISSN 0043-3144 WIMJAD.   (2015 Impact Factor: 0.28; Citations: 0)

Beckford S, Lendor A, Dowrich M, Webb M, Bawa S.

2016

Cardio-metabolic risk and lifestyle behaviours among police officers in Trinidad and Tobago.

April 2016 The FASEB Journal vol. 30 no. 1 Supplement lb396. (Citations 0; impact factor:   5.3

Prout  P , Nichols S.

2016

Consumers’ Knowledge and Perception of Food Labels: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago.

International Journal of Agriculture Sciences, 8(11): 1130-1133.

Dalrymple, Joel., W. Ganpat & K. Gopalan

2016

Consumption patterns among recipients of the School Nutrition Programme in Trinidad and Tobago

April 2016. The FASEB Journal vol. 30  no. 1 Supplement  674.15 . (Citations 0; impact factor:   5.3)

Francis M and Nichols S. Meal

2016

Cost Efficiency of Nutrient Delivery to primary school recipients of the National Schools Dietary Services Limited (NSDSL) lunches in Trinidad

April 2016 The FASEB Journal  2016  vol. 30  no. 1 Supplement  lb425. (Citations 0; impact factor:   5.3)

Francis M,  Nichols S.

2016

Dietary habits and nutritional status of Trinidad and Tobago National Under-15 female Football/Soccer players.

UWI/SPEC Sport Studies Conference, LRC, May 18-20, 2016, Trinidad and Tobago.

K Floyd, S Bawa, M Webb.

2016

Extension Post-Disaster Readiness: Perspectives of Dominica's Farmers and Extension Officers" (2015-1866).

Abstract presented at the 2016 AIAEE Conference to be held April 4 - 8 in Portland, Oregon, USA

Ganpat, W. and T. Barry

2016

Leisure-time physical activity among public sector employees in the Ministry of Health in Trinidad and Tobago.

UWI/SPEC Sport Studies Conference, LRC, May 18-20, 2016, Trinidad and Tobago.

A Gaspard, M Webb, S Bawa.

2016

Non-market forest ecosystem services and decision support in Nordic countries.

Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 31(1), pp. 99-110. (http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02827581.2015.1079643#abstract)

Filyushkina, A., Strange, N., Löf, M., Ezebilo, E.E. & Boman, M.

2016

Nutritional and health effects of the consumption of breadfruit. Tropical Agriculture.

Special Issue, July: p. 52-69.

Bawa, S. & Webb, M.

2016

Perceived health state and willingness to pay for outdoor recreation: an analysis of forest recreationists and hunters.

Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 31(6), pp. 611-617.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02827581.2016.1143024?needAcc...

(Ellingson) Doctorman, L. & Boman, M.

2016

Physical Well-Being and Malodour Exposure: The Impact of an Intensive Pig Farming Operation On a Community In Trinidad.

 

 

International Journal of Science, Environment and Technology, Vol. 5, No 2, 2016, 327 – 340. ISSN 2278-3687 (O)

 

 

Ragoobar,  Tasha., W. Ganpat, K. Rocke

 

 

2016

Polypharmacy and the Risk of Malnutrition among Independently-living Elderly Persons in Trinidad amd Tobago.

West Indian Med J. 2016; 65 (2): 1-4. (Citations 2; impact factor:   0.28)

Ramgoolie P, Nichols S

2016

Predictive Utility of Anthropometric Based Cut-offs in Assessing Excess Adiposity among Preschool Children in a Multiethnic Population.

West Indian Medical Journal (e-published 15 March 2016). DOI: 10.7727/wimj.2015.485.

Ramcharitar-Bourne, A; Nichols, S. and Badrie, N.

2016

The link between the consumption of sweetened beverages and the development of overweight and obesity among selected students of The University of the West Indies, St Augustine.

West Indian Medical Journal, 65 (Suppl 3): 66. ISSN 0043-3144 WIMJAD.

Bawa S, Rupert N, Webb M.

 
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