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Agriculture in Montserrat

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Agriculture in Montserrat

Large volcano rising above a tropical forest.
Soufrière Hills plays a detrimental role in both agricultural and economic activity on Montserrat.

Agriculture in Montserrat, a British Overseas Territory, is a small industry that is heavily influenced by the volcanic activity of the Soufrière Hills. Historically a major producer of sugar and tobacco, the eruptions of the Soufrière Hills between 1995 and 1997 severely damaged infrastructure across a large part of the island. Much of the arable land was destroyed during eruptions or now falls within an "exclusion zone", leaving only limited sections on the northern region of the island usable for cultivation.

Agriculture plays little role in the island's [[Economy

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