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By Dansi Oerupeu
Contrary to authority’s claim of common support, the opposition against the Panguna Mine reopening is more apparent then ever. People in Panguna, especially the women folk, who have been subtly crying against the move, are now coming out strongly and using stringent measures to stop any attempt by ABG, PLA or BCL to reopen the mine.
Panguna mine, the epicenter of continual dispute. Picture by Dansi Oerupeu
Coffee buyers in Goroka, Eastern Highlands had a field day today as coffee growers brought their dried parchment coffee beans to town by the truckloads. Buyers set up buying points from the junction near the Mendikwae building all the way down to the main market and Chuave market near Aserufa fuel depot.
Source: Agricultures Network
Improvements in vegetable production, transport and marketing are important to the well being of small holder farmers in Papua New Guinea, and opportunities for strengthening the industry and enhancing performance can be achieved by use of value chain analysis.
Abstracted from the book “23 Things they don’t tell you about Capitalism”
Blurb: This lighthearted book has a serious purpose: to lay bare the assumptions behind today’s dominant economic dogma. As the acclaimed economist Ha-Joon Chang shows with crisp, ironic wit, all economic choices are also political ones, and its time for us to be honest about them. 23 Things They Don’t Tell You about Capitalism reveals how global capitalism works – and doesn’t.
By Joey Tau on PNG Edge
Canning Paradise was awarded the "Best in Festival" award from the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF).
Canning Paradise is a feature-length documentary about one of the world's most prized resources, and those who pay for it.
Decades of overfishing by the global tuna industry have now pushed the final frontiers to the waters of PNG.
The Oakland Institute and /The Rules, along with other NGOs, farmer and consumer organizations from around the world have launched a new campaign, Our Land Our Business, to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people — farmers, pastoralists and indigenous communities, many of whom are essential food producers for the entire planet.
Culture is precisely the medium in which individuals express their ability to fulfill themselves and is an integral part of development.
From Post Courier Weekender
Culture, in all its dimensions, is a fundamental component of sustainable development.
University of Adelaide researchers have helped create a new industry for Papua New Guinea (PNG) farmers based on producing charcoal from locally grown firewood crops.
A six-year project funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and working with PNG researchers and landholders, has seen the development of successful small businesses surrounding the production and selling of charcoal from new quick-growing tree crops.