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Property rights (vanua) in the Fiji Islands: the land issue and how it affects the country´s sugar cane industry
2005 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose with the essay is to describe how the current property rights of land in the Fiji Islands affects the sugar industry in the country. The purpose will be reached by using neoclassical theory and by studying the legal, moral and economic factors, such as property right laws, politic and valuations based on ethnical and historical traditions, governmental economic support, efficiency and productivity. Factors that limit the sugar cane industry in the Fiji Islands, by restrictions in the property rights. A field study based on interviews with organizations in the Fijian Sugarcane industry and sugarcane farmers will answer how the conclusions will be drawn. It can be established that the sugar production in the Fiji Islands have been strongly effected by the country´s leasing system. The insecurity the leasing system means in combination with the relatively high rents makes it hard for the farmers to earn profit enough to make necessarily investments. The Fijian sugar production is out of date, both at farms and within the Fiji Sugar Cane Growers Counsel´s workning area. For example could crop rotation be used in a larger extent, as water systems and replanting. Since it´s the Fiji Island`s largest export product, conslusions can be drawn that this might affect the whole conuntry`s economy.

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Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law, Fiji, Äganderätter, Sockerrör, Nationalekonomi, Arrende, Jordbruk, Ekonomisk politik, Property rights, Sugar cane, Land issues
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49844ISRN: LTU-SHU-EX--05/046--SELocal ID: 72959773-6111-4fe7-be33-d621b9bd054aOAI: diva2:1023192
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Economics, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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