West Papuan forest people’s survival
In recent years, formerly untouched swathes of forest in West Papua, Indonesia, have been cleared to make way for palm oil plantations. These plantations are used for commercial and corporate profit, but have brought great change and damage to the food systems of local communities.
We’re joined now by Dr Sophie Chao from the University of Sydney, winner of the Australian Anthropological Society PhD thesis Prize 2019 for her work on the impacts of agribusiness in West Papua.
You can find out more about Dr Sophie Chao’s work at the More Than Human Worlds website, which can be found at: www.morethanhumanworlds.com