In 2013, Fairtrade ANZ and implementing partners began a three-year information and communication technology pilot project, funded through the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development with the goal of linking farmers in rural PNG to Fairtrade markets. Providing reliable access to ICT was found to go beyond this, contributing to the wider sustainability of rural communities. We found access to communication leads to increased security of women and children, that the ICT trainings targeted the broader learning gaps for farmers and their communities, and investment in solar technology encouraged producer organisations to plan for greater investment in clean energy consumption.
Papua New Guinea
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