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Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea

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Agriculture dominates the rural economy of Papua New Guinea (PNG). More than five million rural dwellers (80% of the population) earn a living from subsistence agriculture and selling crops in domestic and international markets. Many aspects of agriculture in PNG are described in this data-rich book. Topics include agricultural environments in which crops are grown; production of food crops, cash crops and animals; land use; soils; demography; migration; the macro-economic environment;...[Show more]

dc.contributor.editorBourke, Mike
dc.contributor.editorHarwood, Tracy
dc.date.available2015-12-08T22:45:49Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-9215-3661-8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/37885
dc.description.abstractAgriculture dominates the rural economy of Papua New Guinea (PNG). More than five million rural dwellers (80% of the population) earn a living from subsistence agriculture and selling crops in domestic and international markets. Many aspects of agriculture in PNG are described in this data-rich book. Topics include agricultural environments in which crops are grown; production of food crops, cash crops and animals; land use; soils; demography; migration; the macro-economic environment; gender issues; governance of agricultural institutions; and transport. The history of agriculture over the 50 000 years that PNG has been occupied by humans is summarised. Much of the information presented is not readily available within PNG. The book contains results of many new analyses, including a food budget for the entire nation. The text is supported by 165 tables and 215 maps and figures.
dc.format.extent1 vol.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.titleFood and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea
dc.typeBook
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor070101 - Agricultural Land Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9008537xPUB154
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusMetadata only
local.contributor.affiliationBourke, Mike, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationHarwood, Tracy, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.identifier.doi10.22459/FAPNG.08.2009
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T10:55:30Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access via publisher website
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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