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dc.contributor.author Tipton, Trace V en_US
dc.contributor.author Brown, John W en_US
dc.contributor.author Leung, PingSun en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-09T23:24:37Z en_US
dc.date.available 2008-12-09T23:24:37Z en_US
dc.date.issued 1993-01 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Tipton TV, Brown JW, Leung PS. 1993. Taro trade and cost of production in selected areas of the American affiliated Pacific. In: Ferentinos L, editor. Proceedings of the Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference. Sustainable Taro Culture for the Pacific Conference; 1992 Sept 24-25; Honolulu, Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. p. 112-124. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0271-9916 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4293 en_US
dc.description.abstract Much of the taro (Colocasia esculenta var. antiquorum) that is produced in the Pacific is not traded in the market, but rather it is used for other non-market purposes. Taro is used for home consumption, for social and cultural purposes, and it is sold in the market for income. This article reports general economic factors which influence taro production in American Samoa, Pohnpei, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Hawai'i. The rapid rural assessments provide a look at taro on islands that are in many different stages of economic development and of cultural intrusion. Generally, as an island developed economically and cultural intrusion increased, taro became less important in the diet and imported starches such as rice became more important. Farmers' motivations for growing taro change from sociocultural and subsistence to commercial, and with this change the use of mechanical equipment and fertilizers increased. Taro remains a viable and important crop in all of the areas studied with the possible exception of Guam. en_US
dc.format.extent 13 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Research Extension Series en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 140 en_US
dc.subject American Samoa en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject economic analysis en_US
dc.subject Guam en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Northern Mariana Islands en_US
dc.subject Pohnpei en_US
dc.subject production costs en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.title Taro Trade and Cost of Production in Selected Areas of the American Affiliated Pacific en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
dc.rights.holder University of Hawaii en_US

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