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Building social resilience through understandng capacities of smallholder farming in Papua New Guinea

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Palaniappan, G and Chambers, B and Bonney, L and Simeon, L and Hope, S and Birch, C, Building social resilience through understandng capacities of smallholder farming in Papua New Guinea, Proceedings of the 5th World Congress of Conservation Agriculture incorporating 3rd Farming Sytems Design Conference, September 2011, Brisbane, Queensland, pp. 1-4. (2011) [Conference Extract]


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The Papua New Guinea economy is in transition to a semi-commercial/commercial farming system. However, the majority of the population of PNG practice subsistence farming (Mopafi 2004). To accommodate change, understanding the capacity of farming communities to adapt and be socially resilient is essential (Adger 2000). We are implementing a project to increase vegetable production in Central Province (CP) for Port Moresby (PoM) markets (ACIAR 2010, Birch et al 2009) in partnership with Fresh Produce Development Agency (FPDA), National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI), Pacific Adventist University (PAU), Central Province Administration (CPA) and Greenfresh (GF), of PNG. Here, we discuss strengths and weakness of smallholder farming in several locations in CP in terms of adaptation to change and social resilience.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:smallholder farmers, appreciative inquiry, rapid supply chain appraisal, community
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Computer Software
Research Field:Computer System Security
Objective Division:Plant Production and Plant Primary Products
Objective Group:Horticultural Crops
Objective Field:Ornamentals, Natives, Flowers and Nursery Plants
Author:Palaniappan, G (Dr Gomathy Palaniappan)
Author:Bonney, L (Associate Professor Laurie Bonney)
Author:Birch, C (Associate Professor Colin Birch)
ID Code:71681
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Agricultural Science
Deposited On:2011-07-31
Last Modified:2018-03-30
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