Women in Papua plant roots of independenceListen /
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.