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Why green grabs don't work in Papua New Guinea

Filer, Colin


In recent years, private companies have acquired long-term leasehold titles to more than five million hectares of what was formerly customary land in Papua New Guinea (PNG), but hardly any of this land has been devoted to production of the four green commodities in which PNG might have some comparative advantage - sustainable palm oil, bio-ethanol, biodiversity and carbon credits. Nearly all of it is dedicated to so-called 'agro forestry' projects that appear to be short-term salvage logging...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Peasant Studies
DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2012.665891


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