The withdrawal of EU sugar preferences and the bittersweet reform pill for Fiji

Mahadevan, Renuka (2009) The withdrawal of EU sugar preferences and the bittersweet reform pill for Fiji. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 24 2: 82-94.


Author Mahadevan, Renuka
Title The withdrawal of EU sugar preferences and the bittersweet reform pill for Fiji
Journal name Pacific Economic Bulletin
ISSN 0817-8038
Publication date 2009-07-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 24
Issue 2
Start page 82
End page 94
Total pages 13
Editor Maree Tait
Ron Duncan
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Publisher Asia Pacific Press
Language eng
Subject C1
140301 Cross-Sectional Analysis
140201 Agricultural Economics
Abstract The phased removal of European sugar preferences has cast a dark cloud over the sustainability of Fiji’s sugar industry. Using farm-level data, this article examines the extent to which Indo-Fijian farmers are technically efficient and the challenges faced in improving cane yields to offset the loss of EU preferences. It is shown that more efficient use of the same resources, technology and farming techniques could lead to a 24 per cent increase in cane output.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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