LRD Economics
Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:59

The Land Management and Resource Policy Support team aims to conduct economic analysis, including Cost Benefit Analysis, on projects and policy issues relating to LRD core themes of food security, agriculture, forestry and land, and to communicate the findings.

The following page contains a fairly comprehensive list of economic analysis on LRD themes in the Pacific region, whether published by LRD or other authors.  If any relevant papers or analysis are missing, please contact the Resource Economist on jonathanb [at] spc.int

LRD Economics Blog

Please click here to read the LRD Economics Blog, edited by the current LRD Resource Economist and aimed at practitioners and professionals within LRD, more widely in SPC and across the Pacific region. It focuses on the economic aspects of topics that are of central concern to the objectives of the Land Resources Division.

LRD Economics Publications

Below are listed economics-themed studies and reports relevant to agriculture, forestry and other relevant work, which have been either written, co-authored or commissioned by LRD staff.  These are available in the LRD Economics Publications folder.

 

Marita Manley, 2007. Do community-based approaches to natural resource management work? Pacific Economic Bulletin.

 

*Marita Manley was then Resource Economist, LRD.


Andrew McGregor, R. Michael Bourke, Marita Manley, Sakiusa Tubuna, Rajhnael Deo, 2009. Pacific island food security: situation, challenges and opportunities.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.

 

*Marita Manley was then Resource Economist, LRD; Rajhnael was then Economic Statistician, LRD.


Tim Martyn, 2010. The economic feasibility of coconut-oil bio-fuels in the Pacific.  Pacific Economic Bulletin.

 

*Tim Martyn was then Resource Economist, LRD.


Marita Manley and Tim Martyn, 2009. The threats and opportunities of higher food prices in the Pacific, Pacific Perspectives 2009: Crises and Opportunities, UNESCAP.

 

*Tim Martyn was then Resource Economist, LRD; Marita Manley was Agricultural and Forestry Policy Adviser, LRD.


Tuifa’asisina Steve Rogers and Tim Martyn, 2009. Background Paper: Food.  Pacific Economic Survey.  FAO.

 

*Tim Martyn was then Resource Economist, LRD.


Andrew McGregor, Pousima Afeaki, Dr. John (Jack) Armstrong, Amanda Hamilton, Dr. Jim Hollyer, Roy Masamdu, Kevin Nalder, 2011.  Pacific Island Taro Market Access Scoping Study. EU-Funded Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade Project, Land Resources Division, Secretariat of the Pacific Community.

 

*Commissioned by LRD’s Facilitating Agricultural Commodity Trade Project, Land Resources Division.  Roy Masamdu was currently Biosecurity and Trade Facilitation Officer for LRD.


Rosa Kambuou, Clifton Gwabu and Mary Taylor, 2007. The contribution of crop-plant genetic diversity to economic development and sustainable rural livelihoods in the Pacific region. Pacific Economic Bulletin.

 

*Mary Taylor was then Regional Advisor, LRD-SPC


Other Studies on the Economics of Agriculture and Forestry in Pacific Island Countries

Links to studies and reports relevant to the economics of agriculture, forestry and other relevant work are provided on the following topics:

  • Economics of Agriculture and Food Security
  • Economics of Forestry
  • Economics of Land
  • Miscellaneous: Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Data Sources