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Sheep, coffee prices, and ceremonial exchange in Papua New Guinea

Auteur :
GROSSMAN, L. S.

Description :
Constraints on diffusion of agricultural innovations among third-world farmers involve both cultural and political-economic factors. The role of cultural factors fluctuates over time in direct response to changes in political-economic conditions. The case study examined here is the diffusion of sheep raising in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Inadequate financial returns hinder diffusion as does the relative value of sheep in traditional ceremonial exchanges. Income from sale of coffee beans affects the volume of ceremonial exchanges and hence the demand for sheep.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Geographical review New York, 1984, vol. 74, n°. 3, p. 315-330, Références bibliographiques : 9 réf.

Date :
1984

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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