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Taim hangre : variation in subsistence food supply in the Papua New Guinea highlands

Bourke, Richard Michael


This research seeks to understand the causes of variation in subsistence food supply in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, particularly the reasons for shortages of sweet potato, the staple food. The study is regional, but the most intensive observations and data are from two provinces and from one community in each of these provinces. Two main indices of subsistence food supply are used: firstly, survey data from food markets and secondly, statements made by villagers about food supply, as...[Show more]

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Date published: 1988-05
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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