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dc.contributor.authorChang, Christieen
dc.contributor.authorIrving, Donalden
dc.contributor.authorLutulele, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorKornolong, Birteen
dc.contributor.authorBe'Soer, Lillyen
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-14T11:51:00Z
dc.date.issued2013en
dc.identifier.isbn9781922137340en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16064en
dc.description.abstractThe overall aim of this project was to improve the livelihoods of farmers and other participants in the sweetpotato supply chain in PNG, and the potato supply chain in Australia, by improving marketing efficiency, postharvest management, and value addition. The project aimed to address issues in heavy product losses and high costs of marketing in long distance sweetpotato marketing from the PNG highlands to coastal markets. The project began with a detailed mapping of the social, economic, and technical components of the PNG sweetpotato supply chains. While the social and economic components focused on relational, institutional, and cost issues, the technical component focused on issues related to postharvest management and value addition. Supply chain mapping was done through a series of stakeholder consultations from farm to market, and consignment trials. The results indicated that there were serious concerns regarding packaging (bags too big), postharvest handling (high product losses), transport infrastructure (high costs, poor roads and no specialised transport system), and supply chain coordination (no collaboration or communication between potential partners). For women, there were gender-specific issues related to personal safety, poor market facilities, and inequality in the division of labour and the distribution of income within the household. Technical issues were addressed through packaging trials, a curing trial, disease identification to find locally appropriate methods to reduce produce losses, and an exploration of options for sweetpotato processing. Other issues were addressed through: financial literacy training and linking farmers to financial institutions to improve farmers' access to credit, finding ways to consolidate sweetpotato bags and link farmers to transporters and buyers, and providing training in marketing and financial literacy to improve women's participation in sweetpotato marketing.en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesACIAR Publicationen
dc.titleImproving marketing efficiency, postharvest management and value addition of sweetpotato in Papua New Guineaen
dc.typeReporten
dc.subject.keywordsAgricultural Economicsen
dc.subject.keywordsEconomic Development and Growthen
local.contributor.firstnameChristieen
local.contributor.firstnameDonalden
local.contributor.firstnameRoberten
local.contributor.firstnameBirteen
local.contributor.firstnameLillyen
local.subject.for2008140201 Agricultural Economicsen
local.subject.for2008140202 Economic Development and Growthen
local.subject.seo2008910211 Supply and Demanden
local.subject.seo2008910210 Productionen
local.subject.seo2008910403 Marketingen
dc.contributor.corporateAustralian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)en
local.profile.schoolUNE Business Schoolen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Environmental and Rural Scienceen
local.profile.emailhchang@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emaildirving2@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20141105-150723en
local.publisher.placeCanberra, Australiaen
local.format.pages60en
local.series.numberFR2013-02en
local.contributor.lastnameChangen
local.contributor.lastnameIrvingen
local.contributor.lastnameLutuleleen
local.contributor.lastnameKornolongen
local.contributor.lastnameBe'Soeren
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:16301en
local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/16064en
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local.title.maintitleImproving marketing efficiency, postharvest management and value addition of sweetpotato in Papua New Guineaen
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local.relation.urlhttp://aciar.gov.au/publication/fr2013-02en
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local.search.authorChang, Christieen
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local.search.authorLutulele, Roberten
local.search.authorKornolong, Birteen
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