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Agriculture for Growth : Learning from experience in the Pacific : Samoa Morinda Citrifolia ( NONU ) Case Study.






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    Agriculture for Growth : Learning from Experience in the Pacific. ( summary results of five country studies in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.) 2010
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    This study outlines the lessons learned from agricultural case studies in 2009 in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. The research aims to better inform policymaking, and understand the institutional support, needed for market-led smallholder
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    The Vanuatu Organic Cocoa Growers Association (VOCGA): A Case Study of Agriculture for Growth in the Pacific 2009
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    Over the last 5 years Vanuatu has enjoyed strong economic growth. The excellent overall growth performance has not been matched by commodity exports. If growth is to be more broadly based and sustainable it needs to contain a much larger small holder agricultural component. This study looks at organic cocoa to see how more broadly based and sustainable growth might be achieved through the development of commodity niche markets. Vanuatu and Samoa have the oldest cocoa industries in the South Pa cific. Over the last decade, Vanuatu‟s production has oscillated around 1,000 to 1,200 tonnes. Cocoa exports, as with copra and coconut oil, have shown a downward trend. In 2008, Vanuatu exported 1,058 tonnes of cocoa, for a fob value of 240 million vatu. This represented 6% of Vanuatu‟s total export earnings, lying behind coconut products, beef and kava.
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    Agriculture for Growth: Learning from Experience in the Pacific
    Summary results of five country studies in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands,Tonga and Vanuatu
    2010
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    The official policy statements of many national governments in the Pacific accord a central role to the intensification and commercialisation of smallholder agriculture as a means of stimulating the rural economy and alleviating poverty. Axiomatic to this stance is the belief that smallholder agriculture is uniquely positioned to deliver broad-based growth in rural areas. But the countries in the region face some immovable constraints to developing agricultural market driven economie s, including their smallness (lack of economies of scale), geography (fragmentation and distance from major markets), and vulnerability to natural disasters.

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