There seems to be no real appreciation that our domestic economic policies are inept. Our leaders are focussed on export markets to the virtual exclusion of locally consumed articles.
We should not be bringing lamb flaps into remote areas of Papua New Guinea. After 37 years of independence, there should be small abattoirs and freezers in the main district towns.
And why is Wau not shipping meat to Lae and Port Moresby?
Every major market should have a livestock area for goats, sheep, pigs and other livestock.
Successful farmers employ people. As a moderately successful farmer, I employ more than 50 men and women on an experimental farm.
More farmers mean more local employment and can stem the flow of people to the squatter settlements of the cities.
Very few of our arable farmers are much more than exploiters of the soil; they exhaust the soil and move on.
As we develop real farmers we will also develop a local job market. If we do not become "tigers" at least we will be fat pussycats.