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The failure of agricultural policymaking in Fiji

Duncan, Ronald C. and Sing, Y.W. (2009) The failure of agricultural policymaking in Fiji. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 24 (2). pp. 168-184. ISSN 0817-8038

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Abstract

The agricultural sector in Fiji is seen in many quarters—including by the Reserve Bank of Fiji—as potentially a key driver of needed increases in export earnings and import substitution to reverse the continuing increase in the trade deficit. Despite the many pleas for better performance from the farming sector, it has performed poorly for a long period. Because Fiji is well endowed with agricultural land and rural workers, its agriculture sector should be a key part of the Fijian economy in terms of providing subsistence in rural areas and helping ensure food security for the society as a whole, as well as contributing to export earnings and foreign exchange.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2009 10:45
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2012 21:23
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/1073
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