Switching to a more demanding and successful commodity
Fools pick and sell, to an off-island buyer, wet cocoa beans, coffee beans off the tree, tea leaves in gunny sacks. The countries making money from their agricultural sector grow, process, and turn out a finished product. The growers and field hands make money, the processor and packager employ workers who make money, and the local entrepreneur/manufacturer, who markets and exports the finished product, makes money.
The business environment that affords this is fostered by forward looking island governments, who are less concerned with demagoguery and more concerned with promoting real investment in enterprises that are sustainable and can provide employment for the existing workforce, agricultural and non-agricultural, with a minimum of training or retraining. It is not only doable; it has been and is being successfully done. Maybe the next Governmentâ¦