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Economic contribution and analysis of supply chain of Tongan squash pumpkin industry

Naidu, Suwastika and Chand, Anand (2010) Economic contribution and analysis of supply chain of Tongan squash pumpkin industry. Asian Journal of Management Research, 1 (1). pp. 139-156. ISSN 2229-3795

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Agriculture is the most crucial sector in the South Pacific Island Countries and similarly in Tonga it plays a pivotal role in economic growth and development. In particular, the export of squash pumpkins from Tonga to Japan is one of the few successful stories of agricultural export from the South Pacific Island Countries. During 1990s, the squash pumpkin industry uplifted the Tongan economy from negative growth to a 5.4% growth in 1999 (Asian Development Bank, 2005, as cited in Kautoke-Holani, 2008). This demonstrates the greater economic importance of squash pumpkin industry in Tonga. The squash pumpkin industry further contributes to the Tongan economy via its backward and forward linkages in the supply chain. Against this backdrop, this paper will examine the economic contributions of the squash pumpkin industry in Tonga. The paper will also analyse the supply chain of the Tongan squash pumpkin industry.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Management and Public Administration
Depositing User: Ms Mereoni Camailakeba
Date Deposited: 25 May 2010 02:03
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 09:02

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