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

F. Ellis

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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
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalIDS Bulletin
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1988

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