Vulnerability of export commodities to climate change

Andrew McGregor, Mike Bourke, Vincent Lebot, M. Taylor

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    Most PICTs are reliant on a limited number of export commodities for most of their agricultural export earnings. The region's tree crop commodity exports are copra and coconut oil (PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and minor industries in Kiribati, Samoa and Tonga), coffee (PNG and minor industries in Vanuatu and Tonga), cocoa (PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa and a minor industry in Fiji), palm oil (PNG and Solomon Islands), rubber (PNG) and tea (PNG). This chapter focuses attention on the four major tree crop commodities: coconuts (Cocos nucifera), coffee (Coffea arabica), cocoa (Theobroma cacao) and oil palm (Elaeis guineensis). Rubber (Hevea brasiliensis) and tea (Camellia sinensis) are not covered because they are relatively minor export commodities and are only grown in PNG.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVulnerability of Pacific Island agriculture and forestry to climate change
    Editors Mary Taylor, Andrew McGregor and Brian Dawson
    Place of PublicationNew Caledonia
    PublisherSecretariat of the Pacific Community
    ISBN (Print)978-982-00-0882-3
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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