| || || Prasad, Krishna Dutt|
| || || Deregulation and the rice industry in Fiji : an assessment of macro- and micro-effects |
Author:Prasad, Krishna Dutt
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Rice trade -- Deregulation, Rice trade -- Fiji, Deregulation -- Fiji
Call No.: pac HD 9066 .P727
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: This study examines the economic effects of deregulation of the Fiji rice industry at the national level and at the micro level, through a case study of the Navua Central Irrigation Project. National rice production has dwindled largely because of the declines in the Central Division. Slight declines have occurred in the Western Division suggesting a lesser degree of reallocation of resources. In contrast, production in the Northern Division has been maintained. This analysis suggests that it would be too costly to fe-establish irrigated production in the Central Division. The policy implication is that deregulation be continued and diversification measures be taken where necessary. In the Northern Division where traditional rice production is likely to continue. the emphasis should be towards improving the quality and yield.