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dc.contributor.authorMilne, Maryen
dc.contributor.authorFleming, Euanen
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-14T09:18:00Z
dc.date.created1998en
dc.date.issued1999en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11880en
dc.description.abstractThe Government of Papua New Guinea continues to invest in the cocoa industry through price support and extension and research programmes. However, policy initiatives to improve incomes and output for producers in the industry appear to have had minimal success. Policy makers lack an analytical framework in which to make policy decisions regarding the cocoa industry. The main purpose of the study is to develop a framework that can be used to analyse quantitatively the impacts of policy changes on output and producer returns. A dynamic simulation model is developed accounting for sectoral, regional and soil variations in three major cocoa-producing provinces: East New Britain (ENB), East Sepik and Madang. In meeting these objectives, the usefulness of the simulation model is shown by analysing a range of policy options. As more data are collected from research trials and survey work, parameters in the model can be added and modified to improve the accuracy of the projections. The policies chosen to analyse are the disbandonment of the price support scheme; the devaluation of the local currency; the introduction of high-yielding varieties; and the expansion of the smallholder sector through extension programmes. The main findings of the study are that under low world prices and the existing price support, devaluation effects do not have the desired impact on industry output and incomes in the largeholder sub-sector. The outcome is due to the neutralising impact of the price support and the increased input prices. If the price support is removed, output is reduced significantly in both sub-sectors but the cost of the price support scheme generates net income losses in every sub-sector. In contrast, under increasing prices, the price support is found to benefit the smallholder sub-sector and the Madang largeholders.en
dc.languageenen
dc.titlePolicy Impacts on Cocoa Production in Papua New Guineaen
dc.typeThesis Masters Researchen
dcterms.accessRightsUNE Greenen
local.contributor.firstnameMaryen
local.contributor.firstnameEuanen
dcterms.RightsStatementCopyright 1998 - Mary Milneen
dc.date.conferred1999en
local.thesis.degreelevelMasters researchen
local.thesis.degreenameMaster of Economicsen
local.contributor.grantorUniversity of New Englanden
local.profile.schoolUNE Business Schoolen
local.profile.emailefleming@une.edu.auen
local.output.categoryT1en
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordvtls008590808en
local.access.fulltextYesen
local.contributor.lastnameMilneen
local.contributor.lastnameFlemingen
dc.identifier.staffune-id:eflemingen
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:12082en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitlePolicy Impacts on Cocoa Production in Papua New Guineaen
local.output.categorydescriptionT1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Researchen
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local.search.authorMilne, Maryen
local.search.supervisorFleming, Euanen
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