GDP Current US$ 14,262 millions (2015)
GDP per capita Current US$ 5,232 (2015)
Agriculture, value added Percentage of GDP 7.44% (2015)
2.83 millions
Geographic distribution
The right to food in Jamaica

Jamaica’s Political Constitution of 1962 implicitly recognizes, in the context of broader fundamental rights, the right to food, by recognizing the right to life and human rights.


Relates to the way that people obtain food, both physically and economically, be it trade, self-production, access to markets, income increase due to programs and other social protection instruments, and direct food aid

Evolution of GDP in constant dollars 2010


Refers to the provision, supply or stock of food, i.e. it relates to the "supply", food production, production infrastructure, inputs and food production chains, and national and international net trade.

Food availability by food group (kCal/day/person)


It's the influence of food quality on the nutritional status of individuals and their health. This includes hygiene; sanitation; quality and food safety; nutritional information; and the way the body uses the nutrients.

Obesity (BMI>=30) rate (%) in adults (+18 years)


It's the consolidation of the other three dimensions of food and nutrition security over time, ie "for everyone at all times." Thus, it considers the capacity to react to unforeseen political, economic and social crisis and natural disasters that may change the conditions of the other dimensions, creating risk and vulnerability.

Ratio of food imports and exports


Refers to the exchange of food and agricultural goods considered in chapters 01 through 24 of the harmonized system, that contributes to consolidate the status of the four food and nutrition security dimensions.

Evolution of agri-food trade