SELF RELIANCE, REAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, SHARING AND CARING for others in the community, keeping control of its land and its own destiny, using its resources wisely and protecting the environment are all key concepts that are driving a better, brighter future for the people of Sausi village in Madang Province.
They are also the foundation stones of Papua New Guinea’s Constitution as set out in its five National Goals.
Sausi is a community which resisted oil palm monoculture and has instead developed its own forms of co-finance and development.
Relying on small-scale cocoa production, rice farming, fish breeding, peanut production and other cash crops, village cooperation is showing how communities can keep control of their land and use their own resources to build a better future.
Source: Papua New Guinea Mine Watch