From The National
model of development
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.
New report shows so-called growth is 'bleeding Africa dry'
By Sarah Lazare
Africa's so-called growth is heavily dependent on exports of goods like oil, which siphon wealth out of the country.
(Photo: The Global Poverty Project)
By Dr. Odongo F Odhuno*
PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) is one of the fastest growing economies in the Pacific region. And in terms of the country’s current and future economic growth, PNG workers too expect to have a fair share of the benefits associated with the accelerating pattern of growth.
“PLES TYPE” is the new “derogatory” term used largely by urban folk who are ashamed of their roots and proud ancestry. It is used by people who would rather abandon a self-reliant, “ples type” life to live a hand-to-mouth existence in towns and cities.
From Radio New Zealand
The managing director of one of Papua New Guinea’s main coffee exporters says the industry needs more famers.
Monpi Coffee operates out of Goroka, the capital of Eastern Highlands province and one of PNG’s largest coffee-growing regions.
Chris Anders has lived in Goroka for 30 years and says coffee from the region is very good quality.
He says that was proved recently when a supplier won third place at awards held by the Specialty Coffee Association of America.