Small-farm sugar production in Fiji:employment and distribution aspects

Ellis, F. (1988) Small-farm sugar production in Fiji:employment and distribution aspects. IDS Bulletin, 19 (2). pp. 47-53. ISSN 0265-5012

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Abstract

The sugar industry in Fiji shows that export crop production can satisfy equity criteria without sacrificing efficiency, growth or rising real incomes. This beneficial outcome results from a small-farm structure maintained by government leasing of land; employment intensity linked to the prohibition of mechanical cane harvesting technology; and a high grower share in sales revenue, assured by the high degree of grower participation in policy-making institutions. While Fiji is a special case, it may provide lessons for other countries. -Author

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Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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