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Assessing village food needs following a natural disaster in Papua New Guinea

Kanua, Matthew; Bourke, R. M.; Jinks, Brendan; Lowe, Michael

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Papua New Guinea is vulnerable to natural disasters, including drought and frost associated with El Niño weather events and excessive rainfall associated with La Niña events. Drought, frost and excessive rainfall can cause major disruptions to village food supplies. Drought also reduces villagers’ access to clean drinking water, which in turn has a negative impact on peoples’ health and the capacity of schools and hospitals to operate. There are often other impacts — damage to crops and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016-10
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109282

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