Customary Land

Moni istap long graon long PNG: Bisnismeri itok

Frangipani and Galip Nut-PNG (Photo:Dorothy Luana)

Source: Caroline Tiriman, ABC Radio

Wanpla farmer na bisnismeri long Papua New Guinea itok, moni istap long graon na ol pipal imas iusim graon blong ol long mekim moni.

Dorothy Luana husat i gat wanpla Galip farm long Kokopo District long East New Britain provins i mekim despla toktok bihaen long emi wok long mekim gutpla bisnis wantem galip long Port Moresby.

MP wins court order against logging and oil palm

Hon. Jelta Wong MP via FaceBook

Court Order against Bruno Niu Wirka, Lamus Incorporated Land Group & Tzen Niugini Limited successful; restrained from conducting any eviction, destruction of property, Oil Palm planting whatsoever in Portion 910C Millinch Pondo, Fourmil Rabaul ENB. 

Tzen Nuigini Limited remove all its machines and employees from the above stated portion / Millinch

The Protection of the Customary Rights of the Sausso People

OUR LAND 

Land was entrusted to us by our ancestors for our use and to be kept in trust for the use of countless millions yet to be born 

OUR FUTURE 

We will leave behind legacies. When your grandsons and the future generations think of us, they will always remember us not as idiots, but as legendary Sausso nien. 

Bring back the agriculture extension services

Organic sun dried chillies grown in Eastern Highlands Province

The argument that customary land has to be given away to enable 'development'  has been shown yet again, to be 'giaman' (a lie). 

The photos below, taken by journalist and blogger Scott Waide, show how small farmers are using their customary land to grow and sell spices, and farm bees for honey to support their families. 

Campaign Launch: Photo Diary

ACT NOW! launched its new camapign, titled 'Celebrating and Defending Customary Land', on April 17 in Port Moresby.

More than 30 people attended the launch event, including representatives from ten different media outlets and various civil society groups.

Camera crews set up their recording equipment

Campaign Launch: Celebrating and Defending Customary Land

ACT NOW! is today launching a new multi-media campaign titled 'Celebrating and Defending Customary Land'.

Why?

Well customary land is the most valuable asset available to most Papua New Guineans but its role and importance is often misunderstood or misrepresented, particularly by outsiders.

Too few people realise customary land supports an economy estimated to be worth K40 billion a year, provides jobs and incomes for 3 million farmers and provides housing and a sense of community for more than 7 million people.