Papua New Guinea Village Hooks More Income with New Approach to Fishing

In the tiny community of Numuru, home to about 70 people, gardens are abundant with sweet potato and greens. These traditional agricultural crops and a large plantation of coconut trees have sustained the livelihood of this village in Papua New Guinea’s Madang province for many years. Now a project being undertaken by local villager Alfred Masul has introduced a new income stream from an unlikely source: a newly rehabilitated mangrove habitat. Mr Masul’s initiative is complementary to the community’s mangrove rehabilitation work via the UNDP-supported project ‘Enhancing the Adaptive Capacity of Communities to Climate Change Related Floods in the North Coast and Islands Region’. 

Friday 25 May 2018