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Food and agriculture program

In countries such as Papua New Guinea with traditional landownership tenures, a social license to operate is a critical part of our business.

We gain license to operate through our relationships with local communities, who not only own the land but also reside within the area where we operate. We recognize that it is their livelihood environment as much as it is our business environment.

The Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project’s Food and Agriculture Program provides assistance for displaced or impacted people. Helping families generate income and grow a nutritious food supply is the key objective. As many people in Papua New Guinea practice subsistence agriculture, the Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas project has helped many resettled families establish gardens through training, as well as providing agricultural tools; planting materials for important food staple crops, vegetables and fruit trees; and small livestock, such as poultry and pigs. Households also receive training in nutrition and hygiene, and learn how to bake products that are then sold in local markets. The benefits of this program have extended well beyond resettled households, with community members around the project area now also participating in some of the activities.

Papua New Guinea farmer in garden
Photo — Papua New Guinea farmer cultivating his garden