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Challenges for Sustainable Communities in Solomon Islands: Food Production, Market Sale and Livelihoods on Savo Island

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Abstract


  • This article highlights the challenges of community sustainability in the emerging market

    economy of Solomon Islands. It examines the ways in which Solomon Islanders from Savo

    Island engage with the Honiara Central Market (HCM), the largest fresh food and vegetable

    market in Solomon Islands. We focus on the produce sold and income earned by the farmers

    from Savo Island. Data from five focus groups from three villages on Savo Island reveals

    the critical importance of cash income from market sales at the HCM. The article also

    demonstrates the mix of logistical and environmental challenges for long-term community

    sustainability on Savo Island that arise when trying to earn money by selling food.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Georgeou, N. & Hawksley, C. (2017). Challenges for Sustainable Communities in Solomon Islands: Food Production, Market Sale and Livelihoods on Savo Island. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 14 (2), 67-86.

Keywords


  • Food Security
    Sustainable Communities
    Solomon Islands

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85031422771

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4234&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3220

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 67

End Page


  • 86

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • This article highlights the challenges of community sustainability in the emerging market

    economy of Solomon Islands. It examines the ways in which Solomon Islanders from Savo

    Island engage with the Honiara Central Market (HCM), the largest fresh food and vegetable

    market in Solomon Islands. We focus on the produce sold and income earned by the farmers

    from Savo Island. Data from five focus groups from three villages on Savo Island reveals

    the critical importance of cash income from market sales at the HCM. The article also

    demonstrates the mix of logistical and environmental challenges for long-term community

    sustainability on Savo Island that arise when trying to earn money by selling food.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Georgeou, N. & Hawksley, C. (2017). Challenges for Sustainable Communities in Solomon Islands: Food Production, Market Sale and Livelihoods on Savo Island. Portal: journal of multidisciplinary international studies, 14 (2), 67-86.

Keywords


  • Food Security
    Sustainable Communities
    Solomon Islands

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85031422771

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4234&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/3220

Number Of Pages


  • 19

Start Page


  • 67

End Page


  • 86

Volume


  • 14

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • Australia