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Virgin coconut oil as a tool for sustainable development in outer Islands

Kad, S. and Weir, Anthony D. (2008) Virgin coconut oil as a tool for sustainable development in outer Islands. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 23 (3). pp. 50-62. ISSN 0817-8038

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Community-based production of virgin coconut oil has made a significant contribution to raising the standard of living of several villages in Solomon Islands. Virgin coconut oil is highly valued in urban and export markets and can substitute at the village level for several costly imported products. Its production also results in useful by-products such as feedmeal for pigs and hens. Development on this basis can be socially, economically and ecologically sustainable, but only if it is carefully managed. However virgin coconut oil production in other Pacific islands has achieved some success, high-value niche products by their nature constitute a relatively limited market. It is therefore unrealistic to expect virgin coconut oil production to be the salvation of more than a small percentage of rural communities.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2008 21:19
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2012 02:23

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