(Article of periodic en Français - 1982)

Document title

Les dilemmes de l'agriculture dans le Pacifique Sud

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WARD R. G. ; BONNEMAISON J. (Traducteur) ;


Agriculture is basic to Pacific Island economies. National self-sufficiency in food production is a major goal, but may not be attainable because of environmental, social, political and economic constraints. Imported foods are often preferred for economic or social reasons. Traditional agricultural systems have changed under market influences but smallholder systems are often unable to meet either cash income needs of farmers or the export production levels sought by governments. The future may require some larger-scale production units| the provision of marketing, research and technical services to smallholders| and, especially in atolls and remote islands, a major effort to improve subsistence productivity.


Article of periodic

published at : L'espace géographique Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1982, vol. 11, no4 [pp. 269-280]

Bibliographic references : 15 réf.



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