chapter  15
Hucksters and homemakers
Gender responses to opportunities in the tourism market in Carriacou, Grenada
ByBETH MILLS
Pages 14

In recent years governments of the small island states of the Caribbean have sought ways to substitute local agricultural products for imports and diversify domestic agricultural production, thus improving their overall balance of trade and strengthening local economies. Primarily as a result of global neoliberal economic policy, many island states have, since the early 1990s, used tourism and the niche marketing of agricultural products in order to compete in a somewhat unregulated international marketplace.