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Item Description Fleming, Kent en_US 2009-04-04T02:32:16Z 2009-04-04T02:32:16Z 1994-04 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fleming K. 1994. The economics of commercial wetland taro production in Hawaii. Honolulu (HI): University of Hawaii. 6 p. (AgriBuisness; AB-07). en_US
dc.description.abstract Taro is an important staple throughout the world, but taro, and especially wetland taro, is a particularly important crop in Hawaii because of the long historical tradition of growing taro in Hawaii and because of the deep Hawaiian cultural associations with the plant. The demand for taro in Hawaii exceeds the domestic supply, and there appears to be growth potential for the industry. However, the economics of this crop are as complicated as those of any other agribusiness enterprise. An economic model of wetland taro production for poi processing is developed in order to estimate typical and specific economic profitability. An analysis of the break-even price and yield and an analysis of the value of and return to various productive resources helps one to interpret the cost of production results. No attempt is made to quantify other positive attributes of wetland taro production, such as the crop's significant cultural and historical importance. en_US
dc.format.extent 6 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries AgriBusiness en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 07 en_US
dc.subject Colocasia esculenta en_US
dc.subject economic analysis en_US
dc.subject Hawaii en_US
dc.subject production costs en_US
dc.subject taro en_US
dc.title The Economics of Commercial Wetland Taro Production in Hawaii en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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