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Intensification of agricultural systems in Papua New Guinea

Bourke, Mike


This paper provides an overview of the ways in which villagers have intensified agricultural systems in Papua New Guinea, focusing on the last 60 years. The intensification techniques used by villagers include: adoption of more productive staple crops, in particular sweet potato, cassava, Xanthosoma taro, Solanum potato and maize; adoption of more productive cultivars, especially of banana and sweet potato; shortening the fallow period; extending the cropping period; certain soil fertility...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: Asia Pacific Viewpoint


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