Hillside Farming

Many of the communities of Papua New Guinea are located in mountainous regions with very little level land available. However, these communities have adapted their agricultural techniques to accommodate the existing terrain. This knowledge has been developed through centuries of experience living and farming the mountainous terrain of the country. Because working in the garden is an activity that involves the entire community, all community members have an understanding of hillside farming techniques. The community awareness of land management is propagated from an early age as children observe the older members of the community cultivating and tending their gardens.