Agricultural and Forestry Economics Publications

The Land Management and Resource Policy Support team aims to conduct economic analysis on projects and policy issues relating to LRD core themes of food security, agriculture, forestry and land, and to communicate the findings.

Below is a fairly comprehensive list of economic analysis on LRD themes in the Pacific region, whether published by LRD or other authors.  If any relevant papers or analysis are missing, please contact the Resource Economist on jonathanb [at] spc.int

This took me a long time to put together so please use it well!

LRD Economics Publications

Below are listed economics-themed studies and reports relevant to agriculture, forestry and other relevant work, which have been either written, co-authored or commissioned by LRD staff.  These are available in the LRD Economics Publications folder.

Marita Manley, 2007. Do community-based approaches to natural resource management work? Pacific Economic Bulletin.*Marita Manley was then Resource Economist, LRD.
 
Andrew McGregor, R. Michael Bourke, Marita Manley, Sakiusa Tubuna, Rajhnael Deo, 2009. Pacific island food security: situation, challenges and opportunities.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.*Marita Manley was then Resource Economist, LRD; Rajhnael was then Economic Statistician, LRD.
 
Tim Martyn, 2010. The economic feasibility of coconut-oil bio-fuels in the Pacific.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.*Tim Martyn was then Resource Economist, LRD.
 
Marita Manley and Tim Martyn, 2009. The threats and opportunities of higher food prices in the Pacific, Pacific Perspectives 2009: Crises and Opportunities, UNESCAP.*Tim Martyn was then Resource Economist, LRD; Marita Manley was Agricultural and Forestry Policy Adviser, LRD.
 
Tuifa’asisina Steve Rogers and Tim Martyn, 2009. Background Paper: Food.  Pacific Economic Survey.  FAO. *Tim Martyn was then Resource Economist, LRD.
 
Andrew McGregor, Pousima Afeaki, Dr. John (Jack) Armstrong, Amanda Hamilton, Dr. Jim Hollyer, Roy Masamdu, Kevin Nalder, 2011.  Pacific Island Taro Market Access Scoping Study. EU-Funded Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade Project, Land Resources Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community.*Commissioned by LRD’s Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade Project, Land Resources Division.  Roy Masamdu was currently Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation Officer for LRD.
 
Rosa Kambuou, Clifton Gwabu and Mary Taylor, 2007. The contribution of crop-plant genetic diversity to economic development and sustainable rural livelihoods in the Pacific region. Pacific Economic Bulletin.*Mary Taylor was then Regional Advisor, LRD-SPC

Other Studies on the Economics of Agriculture and Forestry in Pacific Island Countries

Links to studies and reports relevant to the economics of agriculture, forestry and other relevant work are provided on the following topics.

 

Economics of Agriculture and Food Security
 
Jetori Mauro, Michael Lyne and Gilbert Nartea, 2010. Constraints to small-grower investment in coffee production in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea.  Pacific Economic Bulletin
 
Ron Duncan, 2007. Overview of the Economics Research Workshop on Pacific Agriculture.  Pacific Economic Bulletin
 
Euan Fleming, 2007. Agricultural productivity change in Pacific island countries, Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Mahendra Reddy, 2007. Enhancing the agricultural sector in Pacific island economies. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Bob Warner, 2007. Smallholders and rural growth in Solomon Islands.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Andrew M. McGregor, 2007. The export of horticultural and high-value agricultural products from the Pacific islands.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Shashi Kad and Tony Weir, 2008.  Virgin coconut oil as a tool for sustainable development in outer islands.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Heiko Bammann, 2007. Participatory value chain analysis for improved farmer incomes, employment opportunities and food security. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Louis M. Kurika, John E. Moxon and Meli Lolo, 2007. Agricultural research and development on small islands and atolls: the Papua New Guinea experience. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Raghunath D. Ghodake, 2007. Overview of papers from the PNG National Agricultural Research Institute. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Davinder Singh, Raghunath D. Ghodake and Alan R. Quartermain, 2007. Addressing national development in the Pacific through a regional crop improvement program. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
E.M. Aregheore and D.J. Hunter, 2007. The role of local feed resources in the economic empowerment of smallholder livestock farmers in Pacific island countries.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
John Moxon and Tio Nevenimo, 2007. Utilisation of indigenous nuts, spices and other minor crops in the Pacific region. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Michael Manning, 2007. Papua New Guinea’s strategic plan for agriculture. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Padma Lal, 2006. Potential efficiency gains in the Fiji sugar industry: the performance payment system.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Ron Duncan, 2007. Enhancing the labour absorption capacity of Pacific agriculture.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Renuka Mahadevan, 2009. The withdrawal of EU sugar preferences and the bittersweet reform pill for Fiji.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Tuifa’asisina Steve Rogers, 2010. Agriculture Data: Report on a scoping study in six Pacific Island Countries. SPREP.
 
Richard Beyer, 2010. Agro-Based Processing Opportunities for Tonga, FAO.
 
Andrew McGregor, 2006.  Pacific 2020: Background Paper: Agriculture. AusAid.
 
All ACP Commodities Program, 2010.  Agriculture for Growth: learning from experience in the Pacific.  Summary results of five country studies in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu.  FAO.
 
Andrew McGregor and Pierre Chanel Watas with Livai Tora, 2009.  The Vanuatu Organic Cocoa Growers Association (VOCGA) : A Case Study of Agriculture for Growth in the Pacific. FAO.
 
Asian Development Bank and International Food Policy Research Institute, 2009.  Building Climate Resilience in the Agriculture Sector in Asia and the Pacific.  Asian Development Bank, Mandaluyong City, Philippines.
 
R. Michael Bourke and Tracy Harwood (eds), 2009.  Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea. Australia National University. – This is a comprehensive book containing a number of quality articles on the agricultural economy in PNG including the following example, although data tends to be out of date, this is an astonishing analysis of both high quality and quantity (142 pages), of sources of cash income from agriculture in PNG. 
Matthew Allen, R. Michael Bourke and Andrew McGregor, Part 5, Cash Income from Agriculture, in R. Michael Bourke and Tracy Harwood (eds), 2009.  Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea. Australia National University.
Appendix Tables, in R. Michael Bourke and Tracy Harwood (eds), 2009.  Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea. Australia National University.
 
Ron Duncan, 2010. Setting Agricultural Research Priorities in Fiji.  Working Paper.
 
Paresh K Narayan and Biman Prasad, 2004.  Economic importance of the sugar industry in Fiji: simulating the impact of a 30 percent decline in sugar production. Working Paper, Department of Economics, University of the South Pacific.
 
Roderick Duncan, 2008.  Agricultural productivity, the electoral cycle and ENSO effects in Papua New Guinea.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Tim Anderson, 2008. Women roadside sellers in Madang.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Reuben W. Sengere, Willie Susuke and Bryant Allen, 2008.  The rehabilitation of coffee plantations in Papua New Guinea: the case of Obihaka.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Biman C Prasad and Paresh K Narayan, 2005. The plan to increase Fiji’s rice production – is it worthwhile?  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Biman Chand Prasad and Paresh K Narayan, 2004. The relationship between Fiji Sugar Corporation’s profitability and sugarcane production: an empirical assessment.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Martin Gould, Giles Dickenson-Jones and Richard Wood, 2011. The second international food and fuel price shock and Forum island economies. International Finance and Development Division, the Australian Treasury.
 
Economics of Forestry
 
Colin Hunt, 2010. Compensating for the costs of reducing deforestation in Papua New Guinea. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Colin Filer, 2010. The impacts of rural industry on the native forests of Papua New Guinea.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Stephen Howes, 2009.  Cheap but not easy: the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation in Papua New Guinea.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Economics of Land
 
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 2008.  Land Management and Conflict Minimisation Report and 10 Sub-Reports.
 
AusAid, 2008.  Making Land Work Report and 16 Case Studies.  
 
Charles Yala, 2008.  Improving access to finance through land titling: evidence from the Hoskins Smallholder Oil Palm Project.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Spike Boydell, Garrick Small & John Sheehan, 2008.  Review of Financial Management of Customary and Other Land in the Pacific.  Land Management and Conflict Minimisation Report.  Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.
 
Biman C. Prasad, 2006. Resolving the agricultural land lease impasse in Fiji.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
R. Michael Bourke, 2005. Agricultural production and customary land in Papua New Guinea; in

Jim Fingleton (ed), 2005. Privatising Land in the Pacific: A defence of customary tenures. Discussion Paper.  The Australia Institute.

 
Chris Lightfoot, 2005. Does customary land ownership make economic sense?; in

Jim Fingleton (ed), 2005. Privatising Land in the Pacific: A defence of customary tenures. Discussion Paper.  The Australia Institute.

 
Tim Curtin and David Lea, 2006.  Land titling and socioeconomic development in the South Pacific.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Steven Gosarevski, Helen Hughes and Susan Windybank, 2004.  Is Papua New Guinea viable with customary land ownership?  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Jim Fingleton, 2004.  Is Papua New Guinea viable without customary groups? Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Tim Anderson, 2006.  On the economic value of customary land in Papua New Guinea. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
David Lea, 2009. New initiatives in the development of customary land: group versus individual interests. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Charles Yala, 2006.  Rethinking customary land tenure issues in Papua New Guinea.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Tim Anderson, 2009.  Land registration, land markets and livelihoods in Papua New Guinea.  Aidwatch.
 
Prasad, B.C. and Tisdell, C., 1996. Getting Property Rights ‘right’, Land Tenure in Fiji, Pacific Economic Bulletin, Vol.1, pp.31-46.
 
Miscellaneous: Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Data Sources
 
Pacific Regional Information System (PRISM), Statistics for Development Program, SPC.  Click here for a list of all reports and data sources including HIES, MDG, Health and Census Reports and links to National Statistics Offices
 
Anything published by the Pacific Economic Bulletin (click for PEB main site).
 
Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics and World Bank, 2011. Republic of Fiji Poverty Trends, Profiles and Small Area Estimation (Poverty Maps) in Republic of Fiji (2003-2009).  World Bank.
 
Sunil Kumar and Shalendra Singh, 2009.  Policy Options for the Small Pacific Island Economies in the event of Global Economic Crisis.  Conference Paper for 2009 Conference on “Turmoil and Turbulence in Small Island Developing States”– at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies, University of the West Indies.
 
Kim Robertson, 2011. HIES 2010 Poverty Analysis.  Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) Vanuatu.
 
Craig Sugden and Kiyoshi Taniguchi, 2007.  Structural change versus economic inertia. Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, 2011.  Out of Session Paper, Regional Economic Outlook.  
 
Prasad, B.C., 2003. “Institutional Responses to Environment and Natural Resources Management: A Case of the Sustainable Development Bill for Fiji”, Global Environmental Research.  Vol.7, No.1, pp.123-128.
 
Prasad, B.C and Tisdell, C., 2006. Institutions, Economic Performance and Sustainable Development: A Case Study of the Fiji Islands, Nova Science Publishers: New York
 
United Nationals Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, 2011.  Chapter 2, Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific 2011.  UNESCAP.  See pages 70 to 75 for a succinct look at economic challenges for the Pacific region.
 
AusAid, 2009, Pacific Economic Survey 2009: Engaging with the World.  
 
Bob Warner and Eric Omuru, 2008. PNG commodity prices—an opportunity not to be missed.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2011.  Asian Development Outlook 2011. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.  “a comprehensive economic analysis of 45 economies in developing Asia and the Pacific.”
Asian Development Bank, 2010.  Asian Development Outlook 2010. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.  
Asian Development Bank, 2009.  Asian Development Outlook 2009. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Lars Hein, 2006.  Environmental Economics Tool Kit: Analyzing the Economic Costs of Land Degradation and the Benefits of Sustainable Land Management, United Nations Development Program and Global Environment Facility.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2011.  Food Security and Climate Change in the Pacific: Rethinking the Options. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2011. The Political Economy of Economic Reform in the Pacific. Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2010.  Solomon Islands 2010 Economic Report.  Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2009.  Vanuatu Economic Report 2009.  Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2006. Juumemmej: Republic of the Marshall Islands Social and Economic Report 2005.  Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Asian Development Bank, 2006. Tuvalu Economic Report 2006: From Plan to Action.  Mandaluyong City, Philippines: Asian Development Bank.
 
Ron Duncan and Ila Temu, 1995. Papua New Guinea: longer term developments and recent economic problems.  Asian Pacific Economic Literature, Australian National University.  
 
Ron Duncan and Satish Chand, 2002.  The Economics of the ‘Arc of Instability.  Asian-Pacific Economic Literature, Vol. 16, pp. 1-9, 2002, Australian National University.
 
Giles Dickenson-Jones and Albert Wijeweera, 2010. An empirical analysis of price and income elasticities of Papua New Guinea’s exports.  Pacific Economic Bulletin

 

 

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