Publications

Research Output

2019

Busse, M. & Sharp, T.L.M. (2019). Marketplaces and Morality in Papua New Guinea: Place, Personhood and Exchange. Oceania 89(2), 126-153.

Curry, G.N., Koczberski, G., & Inu, S.M. (2019). Women’s and Men’s Work: the Production and Marketing of Fresh Food and Export Crops in Papua New Guinea. Oceania 89(2), 237-254.

Germis, E. (2019). The Examination of Land Tenure and Income Security Among Oil Palm Land-Poor Migrant Farmers of West New Britain (Masters’ thesis). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/76110

Hamago, M. (2019). The role and impact of female extension officers on the participation of women in export crop production in Papua New Guinea. (Masters’ thesis). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/76109

Koczberski, G., Sharp, T., Wesley, J., & Ryan, S. (2019). Identifying Opportunities and Constraints For Rural Women’s Engagement in Small-Scale Agricultural Enterprises in Papua New Guinea. 2018 Village Savings and Loan Associations, Sogomi Women’s Group (SK square): Preliminary Report. Unpublished report, Curtin University.

Sengere, R.W., Curry, G.N. & Koczberski, G. (2019). Forging Alliances: coffee grower and chain leader partnerships to improve productivity and coffee quality. Asia Pacific Viewpoint. doi:10.1111/apv.12222

Sharp, T.L.M. (2019). Haggling Highlanders: Marketplaces, Middlemen and Moral Economy in the Papua New Guinean Betel Nut Trade. Oceania 89(2), 182-204.

Sharp, T.L.M. & Busse, M. (2019). Cash crops and markets. In: Hirsch, E., and Rollason, W. (eds) The Melanesian World. Abindon: Routledge, (pp 194-222).

2018

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., Bue, V., Germis, E., Nake, S., & Tilden, G. M. (2018). Diffusing Risk and Building Resilience through Innovation: Reciprocal Exchange Relationships, Livelihood Vulnerability and Food Security amongst Smallholder Farmers in Papua New Guinea. Human Ecology, 46, 801-814. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10745-018-0032-9

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., Nake, S., Germis, E., Bue, V., & Tilden, G. (2018). Food security in Papua New Guinea. The OPRAtive Word, Technical Note 33, PNGOPRA, Dami Research Station, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., Nake, S., Germis, E., Bue, V., & Tilden, G. (2018). The role of smallholder gardens in maintaining food security on the land settlement schemes. The OPRAtive Word, Technical Note 34, PNGOPRA, Dami Research Station, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., Nake, S., Germis, E., Bue, V., & Tilden, G. (2018). Changing food production systems among smallholders. The OPRAtive Word, Technical Note 35, PNGOPRA, Dami Research Station, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., Nake, S., Germis, E., Bue, V., & Tilden, G. (2018). Smallholder food production and food security. The OPRAtive Word, Technical Note 36, PNGOPRA, Dami Research Station, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

2017

Koczberski, G. & Curry, G.N. (2017). Changing generational values and new masculinities amongst smallholder export cash crop producers in Papua New Guinea. In: Biersack, A., and Macintyre, M. (eds) Emergent Masculinities  in the Pacific. Oxford and New York: Routledge, (pp 72-90).

Koczberski, G., Curry, G., Nailina, R., Peter, E., Natera, K., & Tilden, G. (2017). Food security in the cocoa growing areas of Papua New Guinea. Socio-Coconomics 1(1). Enabling Environment Program Area, PNG Cocoa and Coconut Industry, Tavilo Research Station, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Nailina, R., Koczberski, G., Peter, E., Curry, G., Natera, K., & Tilden, G. (2017). The impact of Cocoa Pod Borer on food and income security among smallholders. Socio-Coconomics 1(2). Enabling Environment Program Area, PNG Cocoa and Coconut Industry, Tavilo Research Station, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Peter, E., Koczberski, G., Curry, G., Nailina, R., Natera, K., & Tilden, G. (2017). Farmers livelihood responses to Cocoa Pod Borer. Socio-Coconomics 1(3). Enabling Environment Program Area, PNG Cocoa and Coconut Industry, Tavilo Research Station, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea.

Koczberski, G., Numbasa, G., Germis, E., & Curry, G. N. (2017).  Informal land markets in Papua New Guinea. In: McDonnell, S., Allen, M., and Filer, C. (eds) Kastom, Property and Ideology: Land Transformations in Melanesia. Canberra: ANU Press, (pp 145–168).

Curry, G., Webb, M., Koczberski, G., Pakatul, J., Inu, S. M., Kiup, E., Hamago, M., Aroga, L., Kenny, M., Kukhang, T., Tilden, G., & Ryan, S. (2017). Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Families through Increased Productivity of Coffee-based Farming Systems in the Highlands of PNG (Final Report). Canberra: ACIAR.

Ryan, S., Koczberski G., Curry, G.N., & Germis, E. (2017). Intra-household constraints on educational attainment in rural households in Papua New Guinea.  Asia Pacific Viewpoint 58(1), 27-40.

2016

Curry, G. N., Dumu, E., & Koczberski, G. (2016). Bridging the digital divide: Everyday use of mobile phones among market sellers in Papua New Guinea. In: Robertson, M. (ed) Communicating, Networking, Interacting: The International Year of Global Understanding – IYGU. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, (pp 39-53).

Koczberski, G. & Curry, G.N. (2016). Changing generational values and new masculinities amongst smallholder export cash crop producers in Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Journal of Anthropology 17(3-4), 268–286.

Ryan, S., Curry, G.N., Germis, E., Koczberski, G., & Koia, M. (2016). Challenges to the democratization of knowledge: Status hierarchies and emerging inequalities in educational opportunities amongst oil palm settlers in Papua New Guinea.  In: Robertson, M. and Tsang, P. K. E. (eds) Everyday Knowledge, Education and Sustainable Futures: Transdisciplinary Approaches in the Asia- Pacific Region. Singapore: Springer, (pp 123-139).

Sharp, T. (2016). Trade’s value: Relational transactions in the Papua New Guinea betel nut trade. Oceania 86(1), pp 75-91.

2015

Curry, G. N., Koczberski, G., Lummani, J., Nailina, R., Peter, E., McNally, G., & Kuaimba, O. (2015). A bridge too far? Socio-cultural constraints on the adaptation responses of smallholders to a devastating pest outbreak in cocoaGlobal Environmental Change 35, 1–11.

Curry, G.N., Koczberski, G., & Connell, J. (eds). (2015). Migration, Land and Livelihoods: Creating Alternative Modernities in the Pacific. Abingdon, Oxon, UK: Routledge.

Sharp, T. (2015). The social dimensions of economic activity in Melanesia. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, In Brief 2015/21.

Sharp, T., Cox, J., Spark, C., Lusby, S., & Rooney, M. (2015). The formal, the informal and the precarious: Making a living in urban Papua New Guinea. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Discussion Paper 2015/2.

2014

Nelson, P.N., Gabriel, J., Filer, C., Banabas, M., Sayer, J.A., Curry, G.N., Koczberski, G., & Venter, O. (2014). Oil palm and deforestation in Papua New Guinea. Conservation Letters 7(3), 188-195.

Sharp, T. (2014).  From producer-sellers to middlemen: Changes in Melanesian marketplaces. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, In Brief 2014/39.

2013

Curry, G.N., & Koczberski, G. (2013). Development implications of the engagement with capitalism: Improving the social returns of development. In: McCormack, F., and Barclay, K. (eds) Research in Economic Anthropology, Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, (pp 335-352).

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., Rogers, D., Germis, E., & Koia, M. (2013). Developing land use agreements in commodity cash crop production that meets the needs of landowners and smallholders. In: Hickey, G. (ed) Socio-economic Agricultural Research in Papua New Guinea ACIAR Proceedings 141, (pp 94-100).

Sharp, T. (2013). Baias, bisnis, and betel nut: The place of traders in the making of a Melanesian market. In: McCormack, F., and Barclay, K. (eds) Research in Economic Anthropology, Engaging with Capitalism: Cases from Oceania. Bingley: Emerald Group Publishing Limited, (pp 227-256).

Sharp, T. (2013). Fear and loathing in Port Moresby: Chewing over the betel nut ban. State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program, In Brief 2013/10.

2012

Curry, G.N. & Koczberski, G. (2012). Relational economies, social embeddedness and valuing labour in agrarian change: An example from the developing world. Geographical Research, 50(4), 377-392.

Curry, G. N., Koczberski, G., & Connell, J. (2012).  Introduction: Enacting modernity in the Pacific?  Australian Geographer, 43(2), 115-125.

Curry, G.N., Koczberski, G., Lummani, J., Ryan, S., & Bue, V. (2012). Earning a living in PNG: From subsistence to a cash economy. In: Robertson, M. (ed) Schooling for Sustainable Development: A focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Oceanic Region. Springer, Dordrecht, (pp 159-184).

Koczberski, G., Curry, G. N., & Anjen, J. (2012).  Changing land tenure and informal land markets in the oil palm frontier regions of Papua New Guinea: The challenge for land reform. Australian Geographer, 43(2), 181-96.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G.N., & Bue, V. (2012).   Oil palm, food security and adaptation among smallholder households in Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 53(3), 288-299.

Numbasa, G. & Koczberski, G. (2012). Migration, informal urban settlements and non-market land transactions: A case study of Wewak, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Australian Geographer, 43(2), 143-161.

Sharp, T. (2012). Following Buai: The Highlands Betel Nut Trade, Papua New Guinea. PhD, Canberra: Australian National University.

2011

Webb, M. J., Nelson, P., Rogers, G., & Curry, G. N. (2011). Site-specific fertilizer recommendations for oil palm smallholders using information from large plantations. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 174(2), 311-320.

2009

Curry, G. N. & Koczberski, G. (2009).  Finding common ground: Relational concepts of land tenure and economy in the oil palm frontier of Papua New Guinea. The Geographical Journal, 175(2), 98-111.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G. N., & Imbun, B. (2009). Property rights for social inclusion: Migrant strategies for securing land and livelihoods in Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 50(1), 29-42.

Neinaka, A. D. (2009). Customary land tenure arrangements between Customary land owners and migrant oil palm smallholders: A case study of the Nakanai people of Mataururu & Kiawa Villages in the Bialla District, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea. Murdoch University. Master of Arts in Development Studies.

2007

Curry, G. & Koczberski, G. (2007). Seeds of discontent: Oil palm and changing production strategies among smallholders in Papua New Guinea.  In: Connell, J., and Waddell, E. (eds) Environment, Development and Change in Rural Asia-Pacific:  Between Local and Global. London: Routledge, (pp 108-127).

Curry, G., Koczberski, G., Omuru, E., & Nailina, R. (2007).  Farming or Foraging? Household Labour and Livelihood Strategies Amongst Smallholder Cocoa growers in Papua New Guinea.  Perth: Black Swan Press.

Koczberski, G. (2007).  Loose fruit mamas: Creating incentives for smallholder women in oil palm production in Papua New GuineaWorld Development, 35(7), 1172-1185.

2006

Lummani, J. (2006).  The Social Influences on the Economic Decision-Making of Smallholder Cocoa Producers in Papua New Guinea: The Case of Transport and Marketing. MSocSci, Perth: Curtin University.

2005

Curry, G. N. (2005).  Reluctant subjects or passive resistance? A commentary on J.K. Gibson-Graham’s “Surplus possibilities: Postdevelopment and community economies”. Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, 26(2), 127-131.

Curry, G. N. (2005). Doing ‘business’ in Papua New Guinea: The social embeddedness of small business enterprises. Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, 18(2), 231-236.

Koczberski, G. & Curry, G. N. (2005).  Making a living: Land pressures and changing livelihood strategies among oil palm settlers in Papua New Guinea. Agricultural Systems, 85(3), 324-339.

Lummani, J. (2005). Post-1960s cocoa and copra production on Bougainville. In: Regan, A., and Griffin, H.M (eds) Bougainville Before the Conflict . Canberra: Pandanus Press, (pp 239-257).

2004

Koczberski, G. & Curry, G. N. (2004).  Divided communities and contested landscapes: Mobility, development and shifting identities in migrant destination sites in Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 45(3), 357-371.

2003

Curry, G. N. (2003).  Moving beyond postdevelopment: Facilitating indigenous alternatives for “Development”. Economic Geography, 79(4), 405-423.

2002

Koczberski, G. (2002). Pots, plates and tinpis: New income flows and the strengthening of women’s gendered identities in Papua New GuineaDevelopment, 45(1), 88-92.

2001

Curry, G. N., Koczberski, G., & Selwood, J. (2001). Cashing out, cashing in: Rural change on the south coast of Western Australia. Australian Geographer, 32(1), 109-124.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G. N., & Gibson, K. (2001).  Improving Productivity of the Smallholder Oil Palm Sector in Papua New Guinea: A Socio-Economic Study of the Hoskins and Popondetta Schemes. Canberra: Australian National University.

Koczberski, G., Curry, G. N., & Connell, J. (2001). Full circle or spiralling out of control? State violence and the control of urbanisation in Papua New Guinea. Urban Studies, 38(11), 2017-2036.

2000

Koczberski, G. (2000). The sociocultural and economic context of HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea. Development Bulletin, 52, 61-63.

1999

Curry, G. N. (1999). Markets, social embeddedness and precapitalist societies: The case of village tradestores in Papua New Guinea. Geoforum, 30(3), 285-298.

Curry, G. N., & Koczberski, G. (1999). The risks and uncertainties of migration: An exploration of recent trends amongst the Wosera Abelam of Papua New Guinea. Oceania, 70(2), 130-145.

Koczberski, G. & Curry, G. N. (1999). Sik bilong ples: An exploration of meanings of illness and well-being amongst the Wosera Abelam of Papua New Guinea. Australian Geographical Studies, 37(3), 230-247.

1998

Koczberski, G. (1998). Women in development: A critical analysis. Third World Quarterly, 19(3), 395-409.

Curry, G. N. & Koczberski, G. (1998). Migration and circulation as a way of life for the Wosera Abelam of Papua New Guinea. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 39(1), 29-52.

1997

Curry, G. N. (1997).  Warfare, social organisation and resource access amongst the Wosera Abelam of Papua New Guinea. Oceania, 57(3), 194-217.

Koczberski, G. (1997). Women in development. Regional Policy and Practice, 6(2), 22-26.

Koczberski, G., & Curry, G. N. (1997).  Women and migration: A case study from a lowlands village in Papua New Guinea.  In: Fairhurst, J., Booysen, J., and Hattingh, P. (eds) Migration and Gender: Place, Time and People Specific. Pretoria: University of Pretoria Press, (pp 183-198).

1996

Koczberski, G. (1996). From Mexico to Beijing: “Women in development” twenty five years on. Australian Geographical Studies, 34(1), 138-148.

Selwood, J., Curry, G.N., & Jones, R. (1996). From the turnaround to the backlash: Tourism and rural change in the Shire of Denmark, Western Australia. Urban Policy and Research, 14(3), 215-225.

1995

Selwood, J., Curry, G.N., & Koczberski, G. (1995). Structure and change in a local holiday resort: Peaceful Bay, on the Southern Coast of Western Australia. Urban Policy and Research, 13(3), 149-157.

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