Papua New Guinea produces and exports
valuable agricultural timber and fish
Cash crops ranked by value are:-
There is a good fair trade
business happening in
Papua new guinea
already that we must
expand on. There are
vast mountainous areas
that are rich in coffee on
the main island that many
communities would benefit
Here is an example of a successful fairtrade coffee product
We believe that bringing in more fairtrade
would not only reduce poverty, but would
bring greater international awareness of
the plight in relation to the abuse of
women and children in Papua new guinea
70 children before the age of 1! Primary
education is neither free nor universal. 91% of
boys and 81% girls enrolled for primary education
but the majority had to drop out.
The government does not assign significant
materials to the welfare of children. When
government funding was cut it cut the free health
care affecting rural areas really hard.
Women face a number of challenges in Papua
•Face frequent domestic violence and gang rape.
•Are considered second class citizens.
•Are treated as property in rural areas
Deforestation is affecting the rainforests
due to the increasing commercial
demands of wood from tropical climates.
There are high levels of pollution caused
by quarrying but the most serious
environmental problem is drought!
The ethnic makeup of Papua New Guinea is very
complex, with more than 700 groups divided by
language, traditions and customs.
Many of these groups have been in conflict with
one another for centuries.
After being liberated by the
Australians in 1945, it became a
United Nations trusteeship,
administered by Australia. The
territories were combined and
called the Territory of Papua and
New Guinea (PNG).
The ethnic makeup of Papua New Guinea is
very complex, with more than 700 groups
divided by language, traditions and customs.
Many of these groups have been in conflict
with one another for centuries. The
mountainous terrain adds the divisions in
these groups. There are over 715 languages
in use. Most of these languages have
extremely complex grammar and it was
discovered that only 350-450 are related.
1. Roman Catholic Church (27.0%)
2. Evangelical Lutheran Church (19.5%)
3. United Church (11.5%)
4. Seventh-day Adventist Church (10.0%)
5. Pentecostal (8.6%)
6. Evangelical Alliance (5.2%)
7. Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea (3.2%)
8. Members Church of God International (2.0%)
9. Baptist (0.5%)
10.Church of Christ (0.4%)
11.Jehovah's Witnesses (0.3%)
12.Salvation Army (0.2%)
13.Other Christian (8.0%)
The Catholic faith has taken root in the
indigenous communities, but there are still
many missionaries in the country. The non-
Christian indigenous population practice
different religions, but on the whole
maintain their traditional culture, animism
and ancestar worship.
Created by Luke,
Lewis, George, Saam
and Victor & Edited by
Reasearch done by
everyone in the team.