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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975 and is one of the ethnically most diverse countries worldwide. More than 87% of the rural populations live off farming, and agriculture contributes about 28% to the national GDP.  Furthermore, the country generates revenues from the large-scale export of mineral resources, oil, gas, and timber.
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CPS & ICRAF support opposition to sand mine

CPS & ICRAF support opposition to sand mine

5 May 2021

The Catholic Professionals Society PNG in association with the Individual & Community Rights Advocacy Forum support the opposition to the proposed sand mining in Madang and PNG. This was highlighted in a press conference that was held in Port Moresby today. A statement from the press conference…

B'ville physical planning board

B’ville physical planning board sworn in

28 January 2021

Members of the Bougainville Physical Planning (BPP) Board, under the Department for Lands, Physical Planning, Environment and Conservation, were sworn in on Wednesday, January 27th. The Board consists of nine new members who pledged their oath and are currently undergoing an induction workshop…

Farming is lucrative for young people

Farming is lucrative for young people

4 December 2020

THE attitude towards agriculture in PNG, especially farming is one that it is for the poor and the elderly. If you ask young people, even in rural areas, what they want to do, maybe 85- 90 per cent will tell you they don’t want to be in agriculture. They want to go to cities and do other jobs. It’s…

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85% of the country’s land is under customary tenure

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This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatisation of Customary Land

This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatisation of Customary Land

20 July 2021

WHY REJECT CUSTOMARY LAND PRIVATISATION  Most of the world’s land is still stewarded by communities under customary systems. Billions of people rely on communally managed farmland, pasture, forests and savannahs for their livelihoods.  This collective management of resources is viewed in the…