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Exploring Sectoral Contributions to Growth in Fiji: a focus on Agriculture Development
Journal of International Academic Research (2011)
  • Ronald R Kumar
Abstract
In this study, we explore the contribution from agriculture, manufacturing and services to the economic growth of Fiji. The results show in the long-run, services sector has the largest contribution (0.91 percent), followed by manufacturing (0.88 percent) and agriculture (0.22 percent). In the short run, mixed contribution from manufacturing and services due to short-run shocks and negative contribution from agriculture due to poor performances of key agricultural activities raises concern for long term economic sustainability. Therefore, key sub-sector integrated policies and reforms to improve and capitalise on agriculture, manufacturing and services are put forward as pro-growth measures for sustainable development and policy dialogue.
Keywords
  • Agriculture,
  • manufacturing,
  • services,
  • economic growth,
  • ARDL Bounds Test,
  • Fiji
Publication Date
2011
Citation Information
Kumar, R.R. and Kumar R. "Exploring Sectoral Contributions to Growth in Fiji: a focus on Agriculture Development" Journal of International Academic Research 11.2 (2011): 1-14.