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General information

  • GNI per capita at PPP$,2011: 4,590
  • Internal renewable water resources, 2011: 28.55 km3/year
  • Incoming water flow, 2011: 0 km3/year
  • Main food consumed, 2009: rice, starchy roots, kava, oils, vegetables, fruits, meat, milk, seafood
  • Rice consumption, 2009: 42.8 kg milled rice per person per year

Production seasons

 

Planting

Harvesting

Main
Oct-Nov
Feb-May
Off
Jun-Jul
Sep-Oct


Write-up taken from the IRRI's Rice Almanac (2013):


Fiji, a group of mostly volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean totaling 18,274 km2 in area, has a population of 0.87 million (2011). Arable land constitutes 16% of land area. The climate is hot humid tropical with a dry cooler season (May to October) and warmer wet season (November to April). Agriculture accounts for 9.5% of GDP and 50% of the workforce, mainly in sugarcane production. Rice has been grown for several decades and has become a staple. However, domestic rice production has gradually decreased while demand has grown; more than two-thirds of the rice consumed is now imported.




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