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Food security for Papua New Guinea proceedings of the Papua New Guinea Food and Nutrition 2000 Conference, PNG University of Technology, Lae, 26-30 June 2000

by Allen, M. G; Salisbury, J. G; Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research; Bourke, R. M. (Richard Michael).
Type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: ACIAR proceedings no. 99. Publisher: Canberra Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research [2001]Description: xvii, 892 p. ill., maps 24 cm.ISBN: 1863203087 (printed); 1863203095 (electronic).Subject(s): Nutrition -- Papua New Guinea -- Congresses | Food supply -- Papua New Guinea -- Congresses | Agricultural productivity | Rural developmentOnline resources: Click here to access online Electronic version not available 13/9/2001.
Contents:
Part 1: Food security and nutrition -- Food security: Policy issues -- Food security: General -- Food shortages and the 1997 drought and frosts -- Renewable resource management -- Human nutrition -- Information and extension -- Part 2: Food production in PNG -- Food production: General -- Animal production -- Crop production: Sweet potato -- Crop production: other root crops -- Crop production: nonroot crops
Summary: People have adequate food security when households have the capacity to access sufficient food at all times, either through self-production or through market purchases. Overall, food security is high in PNG as most rural people have access to land and can grow most of their food requirements. The food security situation is considerably better in PNG now than it was before the Pacific war. This is because high-yield staple crops have been adopted and people have access to cash income that can be used to purchase food. The adoption of new staple crops provided a once-off benefit, however, this phase is now ending in PNG. This proceedings contains the 120 papers presented at the Papua New Guinea Food and Nutrition 2000 Conference held at the PNG University of Technology in Lae from 26-30 June 2000.
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"Sponsors: Trukai Farms, Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), European Union, Ok Tedi Mining Ltd, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)"

Includes bibliographical references.

Part 1: Food security and nutrition -- Food security: Policy issues -- Food security: General -- Food shortages and the 1997 drought and frosts -- Renewable resource management -- Human nutrition -- Information and extension -- Part 2: Food production in PNG -- Food production: General -- Animal production -- Crop production: Sweet potato -- Crop production: other root crops -- Crop production: nonroot crops

People have adequate food security when households have the capacity to access sufficient food at all times, either through self-production or through market purchases. Overall, food security is high in PNG as most rural people have access to land and can grow most of their food requirements. The food security situation is considerably better in PNG now than it was before the Pacific war. This is because high-yield staple crops have been adopted and people have access to cash income that can be used to purchase food. The adoption of new staple crops provided a once-off benefit, however, this phase is now ending in PNG. This proceedings contains the 120 papers presented at the Papua New Guinea Food and Nutrition 2000 Conference held at the PNG University of Technology in Lae from 26-30 June 2000.

Electronic version not available 13/9/2001.

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.