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February 19, 2020

The influence of socio-economic factors in farm investment decisions and labour mobilisation in smallholder coffee production in Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea – Student Series – #4 Susan May Inu

In this series we will be posting a number of questions to our past students about their research projects. Susan May works with the National Agricultural Research Institute…


January 22, 2020

From the Field – Jennifer McKellar

PhD Student, Jennifer McKellar, recently returned from a scoping trip to Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, where she will undertake fieldwork examining women’s economic empowerment in coffee farming communities…


January 6, 2020

The role and impact of female extension officers on the participation of women in export crop production in Papua New Guinea – Student Series – #3 Matilda Hamago

In this series we will be posing a number of questions to our past students about their research projects. Matilda Hamago works as the Training Course Coordinator with the Papua New Guinea Coffee Industry Corporation…


October 31, 2019

The examination of land tenure and income security among oil palm land-poor migrant farmers of West New Britain – Student Series – #2 Emmanuel Germis

In this series we will be posing a number of questions to our past students about their research projects. Emmanuel Germis is a socioeconomic researcher…


October 15, 2019

The rise, fall and the revival of the Papua New Guinea coffee industry – Student Series – #1 Reuben Sengere

In this series we will be posing a number of questions to our past students about their research projects. Reuben Sengere is a socio-economist…


October 8, 2019

Improving livelihoods of smallholder coffee communities in PNG – Series – #1

Coffee is the second largest agricultural export in Papua New Guinea (PNG) and employs around 2.5 million people. It is grown in 17 of the country’s 22 provinces, with over 85% produced by smallholders. It is the primary source of household income for many highland communities…


September 30, 2019

Photo essay: Change and continuity in Papua New Guinea’s Marketplaces

As places to buy, sell and socialise, marketplaces are a part of daily life for many Papua New Guineans…


September 24, 2019

Rising rice consumption amongst oil palm smallholders…

The high level of rice consumption in West New Britain Province (WNBP), Papua New Guinea is more than just a change…


May 9, 2018

Papua New Guinean women in agribusiness

Women are central to family livelihoods and wellbeing in rural PNG. They produce the bulk of subsistence food crops, provide a large proportion of the labour for production…


April 3, 2018

An honours year in PNG

In the months of May and June, 2017, I was afforded the opportunity by the New Colombo Plan (NCP) to travel to Papua New Guinea to conduct fieldwork for my honours year research with Curtin University’s Geography Department and the Pacific Livelihoods Research Group…


April 3, 2018

In Search of ‘Green Gold’

The betel nut trade in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is big business. In betel nut marketplaces, money is said to ‘flow’ and to ‘overflow’. It is also highly visible…


March 27, 2018

Strengthening livelihoods for food security amongst oil palm and cocoa farming communities in PNG

Food gardening is a central part of the livelihoods of rural….


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