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Strengthening governance of agriculture to enhance competitiveness of farmers in Pacific Islands countries

Singh, Pradeep K. and Umar, Mohammed and Bhati, Jagdish P. (2012) Strengthening governance of agriculture to enhance competitiveness of farmers in Pacific Islands countries. Journal of South Pacific Agriculture, 16 (1 & 2). pp. 1-22. ISSN 1018-7774

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    Abstract

    Effectiveness of governance and its regulatory quality matter for agricultural development in Pacific islands countries. Agriculture in these countries is important but is poorly developed and suffers due to weak agricultural institutions and governance issues. A stronger performing agriculture is crucial but its development depends on the enabling environment. There is need to facilitate the farmers by enhancing their competitiveness and bargaining power. Needed actions for strengthening the governance in PICs are: investment in rural and market infrastructures and services, ensuring quality of farm enterprises, strengthening the extension capabilities and promotion of regional brand for niche products.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > Institute for Research, Extension and Training in Agriculture
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Agriculture and Food Technology
    Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Economics
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2013 11:08
    Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 11:08
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/5369
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