Women in Papua plant roots of independence

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Papua woman farmer carries her child on her back while tilling the land. IFAD (video capture)

Papua, Indonesia's easternmost province is one of the most remote and least developed corners on the planet.

It's a hot spot for separatist fighters and a place where tribal culture is strong, including the domination of women by men.

As a result, attempts to develop this part of the world have faltered… or at least until now.

Joanne Levitan travelled to Papua to get a first-hand look at a unique development project supported by IFAD, the International Fund for Agricultural Development.

It's a project that seems to be working – particularly for women.

Duration: 3'41"

 

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