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Change in PNG’s fresh food marketplaces over the past 60 years
Fresh food marketplaces are vital to food security, livelihoods, and the national economy in Papua New Guinea. They are spaces of both strong continuity with the past, but also of considerable transformation, particularly in the last 20 years. Marketplaces have spread geographically, and operate more often. There have also been shifts in what is being sold, and who is selling the produce, including the gender composition of vendors. Market chains have also grown in complexity. In this seminar, based on our recently published paper in Asia and the Pacific Policy Studies, we bring together research on marketplaces from 1961 to 2022, based on our own field studies and an extensive review of the literature. We summarise the changes, examine their causes, and explore their development implications.

Dr Timothy Sharp
Pacific Livelihoods Research Group, Curtin University

Dr Mark Busse
Economic Anthropologist and Senior Lecturer
University of Auckland

Dr Mike Bourke OL
Honorary Associate Professor
College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University

The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the seminar. You can attend at the Seminar Room 9 (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), at the MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom.

Apr 28, 2023 12:30 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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