Bringing together learning from two worlds: lessons from a gender-inclusive community education approach with smallholder farmers in Papua New Guinea

Smallholder farmers are the backbone of food production in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Due to an increasing need to pay for schooling and health costs, many farming families are seeking ways to move from semi-subsistence farming to activities that generate more income. The long tradition of agricultural training in PNG to support the development of farmers has focused on technology transfer and on the production of cash crops. This form of farmer education has primarily benefited men, who typically control cash crop production. It has often excluded women, whose significant engagement in it is pre ... Show more

Authors: Pamphilon, Barbara; Mikhailovich, Katja

Published: Footscray, Victoria, Adult Learning Australia, 2017

Resource type: Article

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