| || || Kumar, Reshika Vandhu|
| || || Is it too early to exit subsistence agriculture? : case study of the lower Naitasiri province |
Author:Kumar, Reshika Vandhu
Institution: University of the South Pacific.
Subject: Agriculture -- Fiji -- Naitasiri Province
Call No.: Pac S 479 .3 .F5 K86 2013
Copyright:Under 10% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: Subsistence Agriculture is defined as an agricultural system where cash interaction does not eventuate. In this case study, subsistence agriculture partially involves exchange of cash to sustain the family income. This supervised research project intends to justify the importance of subsistence agriculture to the farmers of Lower Naitasiri and how the cash derived from the sales of the subsistence products sustain their livelihoods. The research was carried out in the Lower Naitasiri, in the Muaniweni settlement and two Fijian villages, involving a hundred participants. The mode of research method that was involved to obtain information in the villages was the Talanoa session method and questionnaires for the settlements. Upon the completion of this project, it was observed that subsistence agriculture is still the most important means of sustenance for the people of Lower Naitasiri. The research also highlighted that subsistence agriculture was an important means of earning to meet daily expenses.