The Future is Equal

Ubi jalar and Papuan economic development: A source of life and livelihood for the Papuan people

Working through local partner Yayasan Pendidikan Usaha Mandiri (YAPUM), Oxfam is encouraging a sweet potato renaissance in the highlands of Jayawijaya District, Papua. By equipping subsistence farmers with new skills, the Ubi Jalar project is building stronger local economies, reinforcing the use of a traditional crop, helping crop diversification and playing a critical role in enhancing the region’s food security.