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Communal land ownership and agricultural development: Overcoming technical efficiency constraints among Fiji’s indigenous sugarcane growers

Kingi, Tanira T; Kompas, Tom


Communal land ownership is frequently considered a constraint on farm productivity as farmers endeavour to balance socio-cultural obligations with the demands of commercial agriculture. Recently, the Fiji Government has encouraged indigenous Fijians to take up profitable sugarcane growing using traditional practices of ‘communal farming’. Using Stochastic Frontier Analysis, this study finds that under certain conditions, farm productivity and technical efficiency increased for farmers in these...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Crawford School of Public Policy
Date published: 2005
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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