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Dr. Kevon Rhiney
Assistant Lecturer - Urban Geography
kevon.rhiney02@uwimona.edu.jm

Current Research

Agriculture-tourism linkages in Jamaica
Research interests spans the rural-urban nexus and include rural sustainable development, agri-food systems and rural livelihoods, value chains, market liberalization and food security, tourism development and planning, and participatory urban planning and good governance. PhD dissertation looked at agriculture-tourism linkages in Jamaica.

Selected Publications

IN PRINT (PEER REVIEWED)

Rhiney, K. 2012. “The Negril Tourism Industry: growth, challenges and future prospects.” Caribbean Journal of Earth Sciences, Volume 43(1): 25-34

R. Cruse, R. & K. Rhiney. (2011) ‘Reggae identité et paysage urbain dans un bidonville de Kingston-ouest’,. L’Espace Politique. 2011 http://espacepolitique.revues.org/index1997.html Rhiney , K. (2011) “Agri-tourism Linkages in Jamaica: Case Study of the Negril All-inclusive Hotel Sub-sector”. In R. Torres, J. Momsen and I. Haeckle (eds.) Tourism and Agriculture: New Geographies of Consumption, Production and Rural Restructuring, Routledge, Chapter 8.


Rhiney, K. (2010) ‘Text and Textuality’, in Wharf, B. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Geography. London: SAGE, 2010, pp. 482-484.


Rhiney , K. (2009) “Forging New Linkages in a Changing Global Economy? The Case of Cooperatives and their Link with the Negril Tourism Industry, Jamaica.” Caribbean Geography , 15(2): pp. 142-159.


Rhiney , K. (2009) “(Re)Defining the Link? Globalisation, Tourism and the Jamaican Food Network”. In D. McGregor, D. Barker and D. Dodman (eds.) Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk? ” Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press, pp 237-258.


Dodman, D. and K. Rhiney (2008) “We Nyammin?' Food Supply, Authenticity and the Tourist Experience in Negril, Jamaica'. In M. Daye, D. Chambers and S. Roberts (eds.) New Perspectives in Caribbean Tourism, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 115-132.

 

IN PRINT (NON-REFEREED)

Rhiney , K. (2010) “Agri-tourism Linkages in Jamaica: Prospects and Challenges.” CaribXplorer 1(3) pp. 18-22.


Rhiney, K. (2006) “Time to rethink agrotourism link” Guest Columnist, Jamaica Gleaner, October 29.

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

 

 

UNDER REVIEW

Jaffe, R., Rhiney, K. & C. Francis. (Forthcoming 2012) “Throw word: Graffiti, Space and Power in Kingston Jamaica”. Caribbean Quarterly.

 

TECHNICAL REPORTS AND OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Rhiney, K. 2012. Country Report on Status of Agriculture and Fisheries in Jamaica in Preparation for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD). Report prepared for the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 22 pp.


Taylor, M., Kirton, C., Rhiney, K., Rankine, D., & R. Sutherland. (In progress). Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Study on the Caribbean. Project co-ordinated by the Climate Studies Group Mona (CSGM) for the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


Waller, L., Anglin, P., Rhiney, K. Daley, G. Hill, S. Johnson, S. & A. Walcott. (In progress). Electronic Youth Programmatic Inventory and Gap Analysis. Report being prepared on behalf of the Centre for Leadership and Governance, Department of Government, University of the West Indies Mona for the National Centre for Youth and Development (NCYD), Ministry of Youth and Culture (GoJ).

Rhiney, K. & S. Gatchair. (2011) “Jamaica National Youth Mainstreaming Strategy and Manual Documents”. Reports prepared on behalf of the Centre for Leadership and Governance, Department of Government, University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona for the National Centre for Youth and Development (NCYD), Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture (GoJ). 58 and 35pp.

Ostertag, C. & K. Rhiney. (2010) “Review of current Jamaican agricultural intermediaries relative to business model and goods and services offered to local farmers and buyers”. Report prepared for Oxfam GB as part of its Jamaican Market Access Initiative (JAMAI) project in collaboration with the Corporation for Rural and Economic Development (CODER), Cali, Colombia and the SLOAN Business School based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston, Massachusetts. 86 pp.

Clarke, J., C. Michel, & K. Rhiney. (2010). “Feasibility Study on both Existing and New Sustainable Livelihood Initiatives for Communities around the Central Forest Reserve National Park, St. Kitts”. Report prepared for the Department of Environment, Government of St. Kitts and Nevis as part of the OECS Protected Areas and Associated Livelihoods (OPAAL) Project. 87 pp.

Rhiney, K. & D. Thomas. (2010). “Analytical Study on Industry within Jamaica in preparation of a National Spatial Plan”. Prepared on behalf of The Centre for Leadership and Governance, Department of Government, University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona. Sponsored by the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) and the Office of the Prime Minister (GoJ). 55 pp.

Rhiney, K. & T. Guyah (2008). “Jamaica Country Report to the CARICOM Commission on Youth Development (CCYD) on the Situation of Youth in the Caribbean, 2008”. Sponsored by the Ministry of Information, Culture, Youth and Sports (GoJ) and the CARICOM Secretariat. 77 pp.

 

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

PAPER SESSIONS

Rhiney, K. & T. Chambers. 2012. Improving Market Access among Smallholder Farmers through the Adoption of Alternative Business Models: Oxfam’s Experience in the Caribbean. SALISES 50/50 Global Climate Change and Rural Resilience Conference: The Challenge of Sustainable Development in the Caribbean and Beyond. Kingston, Jamaica, May 10-11.


Northover, P. & K. Rhiney. 2012. Vision 50/50 – Tackling Constraints and Promoting Pathways to Rural Resilience. SALISES 50/50 Global Climate Change and Rural Resilience Conference: The Challenge of Sustainable Development in the Caribbean and Beyond. Kingston, Jamaica, May 10-11.


Rhiney,K. & D. Barker. 2012. Arriving at an Appropriate Theoretical Framework to Assessing Small Farmers’Vulnerability to Global Economic and Environmental Change: Examples from Jamaica. First International Workshop on the Making of the Caribbean Region. Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Fort de France, Martinique, April 23-25.


Rhiney, K. 2012. Climate Change Adaptation: Implications for Food Security. Presented at the Climate Change and Agriculture Symposium, organized by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries in collaboration with the USAID, Eltham Training Centre, Ocho Rios, Jamaica, March 12.


Rhiney, K. 2012. ‘Promoting Climate-smart Agriculture in the Caribbean using Crop-prediction Models: Examples from Jamaica’. Colgate University, Hamilton New York, March 8.


Rhiney,K. 2012. Enhancing Market Access for Smallholder Farmers using Alternative Business Models: Case Study of the JAMAI. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Manhattan, New York, February 23-27.


Rhiney, K. 2011. ‘Enhancing markets, preserving livelihoods: Making the case for stronger agri-tourism linkages in Jamaica’. Presented at the Graduate Seminar, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane, Fort de France, Martinique, December 7.


Rhiney, K. 2011. ‘Agri-tourism Linkages in Jamaica: Case Study of the Negril Tourism Industry’ Presented to the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture, Cali, Colombia, May 31. Available online:http://www.slideshare.net/CIAT/agri-tourism-linkagesinjamaicacasestudyofthenegril tourismindustry

Rhiney, K. and R. Kinlocke. April 2011. Urban Livelihood Responses to New Trade Regulations for the Jamaican Scrap Metal Industry. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle, Washington, April 12-16.


Rhiney , K. 2010. “Citizens Associations and Participatory Urban Governance: The Case of the Portmore Municipality, Jamaica”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) , Washington DC, April 13-19.


Rhiney, K . & D. Campbell. 2009. ‘Boosting local capacity and strengthening linkages: farmers' groups and their supply links with the Jamaican tourism industry'. Presented at the Meeting on Food Security and Agricultural Development in the Americas , Kingston, University of the West Indies, Mona, July 27-29.


Rhiney , K. 2009. “Trench Town Rock: Reggae Music, Identity and Place Contestations in Trench Town, Kingston”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG), Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27.


Rhiney , K., Jaffe, R. and C. Francis. 2008. “The ‘Write' to the City: Graffiti, Space and Power in Knigston Jamaica.” Presented at the International Conference of the Department of Geography & Geology: Foundations and Directions: Celebrating Geography and Geology at The UWI , The University of the West Indies, Mona, July 7-11.


Rhiney , K., Jaffe, R. and C. Francis. 2008. “Contested Spaces, Contesting Identities? Graffiti, Space and Power in Kingston Jamaica”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) , Boston Massachusetts, April 15-19.


Rhiney , K. 2007. “Forging New Linkages in a Changing Global Economy? The Case of Cooperatives and their Link with the Negril Tourism Industry, Jamaica.” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers' Annual Meeting (AAG) , San Francisco, California, April 17-21.


Rhiney , K. 2006. “(Re)Defining the Link? Globalisation, Tourism and the Jamaican Food Network.” Presented at the 5th British-Caribbean Geographers Conference, “Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability: Environment, Economy and Society at Risk? The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, July 24-28.


Rhiney , K. and D. Dodman. 2006. “Food Supply, Authenticity and the Tourist Experience in Negril, Jamaica”. Presented at the 31st Annual Conference, Caribbean Studies Association , Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, May 29 to June 2.


Rhiney , K. 2005. “Tourism and its Linkage with the Local Food-Supply Network: A Case Study of Negril, Jamaica”. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the South Eastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) , West Palm Beach, Florida, November 20-22.

POSTER(S)

Rhiney , K. 2008. “Tourism and its Linkage with the Local Food-Supply Network: A Case Study of the Negril Tourism Industry”. Poster displayed at The Eigth Conference of the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences , The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, February 26-28.

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Paper Session Chair and Co-organizer, “Caribbean Responses to Global Change (2)” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers , Seattle, Washington , April 12-16. Co-organised session with Benjamin Timms, California Polytechnic State University.

Paper Session Co-organiser, “Landscape inscriptions and place identities.” Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers , Las Vegas, Nevada, March 22-27, 2009. Co-organised session with Terri Moreau, University of Reading, UK.

Session Chair, “Panel Session 9: Directions in Postgraduate Research”, Foundations and Directions: Celebrating Geography and Geology at The University of the West Indies , The University of the West Indies, Mona, July 11, 2008.

 

Courses

GEOG1131 Human Geography I: Population, Migration and Human Settlement
GEOG2301 Geographical Thoughts and Research Methodology
GEOG2101 Urban Geography
GEOG3302 Urban and Regional Planning
GEOG3401 Geography Research Project

 

Professional Society Memberships

Jamaican Geographical Society (since 2007).
Association of American Geographers ( since 2007)
Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (since 2006)
Caribbean Studies Association (since 2006)
SALISES 50/50 Research Group (since February 2011)
Jamaica Association of Young Professionals (since 2009)
Caribbean Tertiary Level Personnel Association (since 2006
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Outreach

Member, Conference Steering Committee. SALISES 50/50 Globalization, Climate Change and Rural Resilience Conference: The Challenge of Sustainable Development in the Caribbean and Beyond. Kingston, Jamaica, May 10-12

Member, Steering Committee for the National Food and Nutrition Security Policy, Government of Jamaica (2011)

President, Jamaican Geographical Society (2010-present)

UWI at Denbigh Strategic Committee (2010-present)

Co-editor, Caribbean Online Atlas (2011)

 

 
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