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Papua New Guinea: Text summaries: Volume 1

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Title: Papua New Guinea: Text summaries: Volume 1
Author(s): Allen, B. J.
Hobsbawn, P.
Conway, J.
Bourke, Mike
Keywords: subsistence agriculture
shifting cultivation
food supply
rural income sources
dietary recall
literature review
rapid survey
Date published: 1998
Publisher: Land Management Group, Department of Human Geography, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, The Australian National University
Series/Report no.: Working Paper (Agricultural Systems of Papua New Guinea); no. 1
The major purpose of the Papua New Guinea Agricultural Systems Project was to produce information on smallholder agriculture at provincial and national levels. Information was collected by field observation, interviews with villagers and reference to published and unpublished documents. The information was entered into a computer database (FoxPro ), from where it was transferred to a mapping program (ARC/INFO) (Bourke et al., 1993; Allen et al., 1995a; 1995b). The agricultural systems for all of Papua New Guinea have now been mapped and described. For all of Papua New Guinea, 342 agricultural systems were identified. However, 55 of these are identical to an adjacent system across a provincial border (Table 2). These arose where the land use crossed a provincial border and a new system number was created. Thus there are 287 discrete agricultural systems in Papua New Guinea, as defined by this project. The information has been presented in a series of monographs, titled "Working Papers", one per province. A listing of working papers produced so far is given on the back cover.
ISBN: 0731518632


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