The plan to increase Fiji's rice production - Is it worthwhile?

Biman Chand Prasad, Paresh Kumar Narayan

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In a recent initiative, the Fiji government has established a revitalisation program for the rice industry, with assistance expected from the Republic of China, India and Indonesia. Using the computable general equilibrium model of the Fijian economy, the economy-wide impact of a 40 per cent increase in rice production is simulated. This analysis finds that even such a large increase in production would have an insignificant impact on Fiji's economic growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-52
Number of pages10
JournalPacific Economic Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

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