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Fiji Agriculture 1940
Photo by: Andrew Jalbert

In 2001, agriculture comprised about 30% of Fiji's export earnings. More than three-quarters of all households engage in agriculture, livestock production, forestry, or fishing. A total of 285,000 ha (704,000 acres), or over 15.6% of Fiji's area, was used for crop production in 1998. Sugarcane production was 4,398,000 tons in 1999. In 2001, sugar exports accounted for about 21% ($112.2 million) of total exports and 70% of agricultural exports. Fijians retain legal ownership of the lands, but Indians farm it and produce about 90% of Fiji's sugar. In 1995, the average sugarcane farm was four ha (9.9 acres), produced 183 tons of cane, and made F $9.810. Cane is processed into raw sugar and molasses by the Fiji Sugar Corporation, which is 68% owned by the government. The sugar industry is vital to the national economy; as such, the government plays a leading role in all aspects of its production and sale.

Production of copra and coconuts in 1999 was 12,000 tons and 209,000 tons, respectively; paddy rice output was 18,000 tons. Corn, tobacco, cocoa, ginger, pineapples, bananas, watermelons, and other fruits and vegetables are also grown.

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Gabrielle Jordan
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Mar 6, 2008 @ 4:16 pm
I'm doing a report on Fiji, and this web site has been very great! Thankyou very much.

P.S. (I'm eleven!)
Marianna
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Mar 23, 2008 @ 1:13 pm
I have to been doing a report in fiji and this site is great with agriculture thx. Also another great site is the cia fact book
T+K+G+R
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Mar 26, 2008 @ 2:14 pm
This was a great help for our human sciences project. Thanks !
Setaita Bevu
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Apr 20, 2008 @ 9:21 pm
THANKS 4 THIS ARTICLE. IT HAS GIVEN ME SOME HINTS ON THE LATEST TREND IN AGRICULTURE IN FIJI. THANKS A LOT.
Jackie Vee
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Oct 21, 2008 @ 8:20 pm
Thax for the information it really helped me in my science fair which had the topic of 'sustainability fiji'. I was working on the advantages and disadvantages of farming and ho much land it has used so i just want to give a big thank you and vinaka vakalevu!!!
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Audrey
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Jun 15, 2009 @ 9:21 pm
This has helped so much in my presentation that I am preparing for... Vinaka!!!
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Mar 20, 2010 @ 5:17 pm
thanks for the info and hope to see this type of agricultural productions in 2010 too
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Mar 31, 2010 @ 12:00 am
tis site is reali great...thnx alot...it helped meh complete mah agriculture project
ViiXy
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Jul 7, 2010 @ 12:00 am
this site is so awesome... i am doing a project for agriculture and this site helped soo much!

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rtjryw
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Jul 28, 2010 @ 5:05 am
this is a really good website. but could you please say where they export to and import from. thanx that would be great,.
veicai
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Jan 12, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
Im veicai from Fiji. I work for the Veivutu Institute of Fiji - we have been doing a lot of research on agriculture. Other locally owned institute such as Magaijinana, Caijitamana and Sonalevu have found great interest on this site.. good job guys!!
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Jul 10, 2011 @ 2:14 pm
this was real help for a agriculture project!
thanx..
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Jul 26, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
starting a farm and need some information on exports...need a buyer from overseas to export direct.
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Aug 24, 2011 @ 9:21 pm
WEBSITE IS REALLY USEFUL AND GOOD IT REALLY HELP US IN DOING OUR LITERATURE REVIEW FOR THE PROJECT THANK
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Oct 19, 2011 @ 5:05 am
This website is really useful but if it was in a bit more general form then it would be great to understand and also much more easier to do projects etc
mereia
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Jun 6, 2012 @ 5:17 pm
This site is very useful for research presentations:)
elisabeta waqa
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Sep 4, 2012 @ 1:01 am
great information, but is there any latest update on figures shown??? much needed...
shonal
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Sep 10, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
Thank you for the useful information.It has helped in compiling information on Fiji's agricultural sector
manen karti
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Apr 4, 2013 @ 7:19 pm
I am doing an assignment on fiji's agriculutre and economy and thankyou very much. this site has provided me with more background on the fiji's agriculture. i will acknowledge and appreciate that.

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