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The intercropping of smallholder coconuts in Western Samoa : an analysis using multi-stage linear programming

Burgess, Richard John


The village agricultural sector of Western Samoa holds a key position in the country's economy, commanding the majority of the productive resources and providing a large proportion of export earnings. Present trends however show declining export earnings and an exodus of younger males from village agriculture into wage employment in Apia and through migration to New Zealand. Trends are seen to reflect declining returns per manday in traditional production systems. A modern systematic...[Show more]

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Date published: 1977
Type: Thesis (Masters sub-thesis)


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