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View the PDF document The effects of cultivation of Kappaphyus Alvarezii (common name 'cottonii') in improving the socio-economic conditions of the community of Fiji
Author:Lewatoro, Verenaisi Rokowaqe
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Award: M.Agriculture in Agricultural Economics
Subject: Marine algae culture -- Fiji, Marine algae -- Economic aspects -- Fiji, Marine algae -- Social aspects -- Fiji
Date: 2017
Call No.: SH 390 .5 .F5 L49 2017
BRN: 1350462
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission

Abstract: The study was carried out in five (5) different Kappaphycus growing areas in Fiji namely Kumi, Sawakasa, Naboutini, Naweni and Gau Island. The general objective of the study was to examine the socio-economic effects of the cultivation of seaweeds in Fiji and it has four specific objectives which was to examine the interrelationship between the social and economic variables in the cultivation of Kappaphycus seaweed; to analyse the contribution of seaweeds in the household economy of rural communities; to assess the women’s contribution in the production and marketing of seaweeds and to identify the problems faced by seaweed farmers over the years and their underlying reasons.
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