The Plan to Increase Fiji's Rice Production - is it Worthwhile?

Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 43-52, 2005

Posted: 11 Jun 2012

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Biman Prasad

University of the South Pacific - Department of Economics; University of the South Pacific - Oceania Development Network

Paresh Kumar Narayan

Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

In a recent initiative, the Fiji government has established a revitalization 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.

Suggested Citation

Prasad, Biman and Narayan, Paresh Kumar, The Plan to Increase Fiji's Rice Production - is it Worthwhile? (2005). Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 43-52, 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2081477

Biman Prasad

University of the South Pacific - Department of Economics ( email )

Private Bag, Laucala Campus
Suva
Fiji

University of the South Pacific - Oceania Development Network ( email )

Suva
Fiji

Paresh Kumar Narayan (Contact Author)

Deakin University - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance ( email )

221 Burwood Highway
Burwood, Victoria 3215
Australia

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