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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea gained independence from Australia in 1975 and is one of the ethnically most diverse countries worldwide. More than 87% of the rural populations live off farming, and agriculture contributes about 28% to the national GDP.  Furthermore, the country generates revenues from the large-scale export of mineral resources, oil, gas, and timber.

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85% of the country’s land is under customary tenure

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This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatisation of Customary Land

This Is Our Land: Why Reject the Privatisation of Customary Land

20 Juillet 2021

WHY REJECT CUSTOMARY LAND PRIVATISATION  Most of the world’s land is still stewarded by communities under customary systems. Billions of people rely on communally managed farmland, pasture, forests and savannahs for their livelihoods.  This collective management of resources is viewed in the…