NARI Southern Regional Centre (SRC), Laloki, hosted four Japanese research scientists and assisted them with logistics to undertake a survey in Hisiu and Pinu villages in the Central province, in August, 2017.
A paper titled “Identifying value chain constraints for high value horticulture crops (Irish potato, Sweetpotato and Bulb onion) in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea” was among a number of papers from NARI presented at the International Conference on Agriculture Extension held at the University of Goroka last September.
A pilot project aimed at boosting rice production and improving food security will be rolled out to 30 communities in Morobe Province over the next two years. NARI in partnership with Project Support Services, Trukai Industries Ltd and the PNG Women in Agriculture Development Foundation will supply the communities with solar-powered rice mills.
Press Release (14th August 2017): NARI is proud to announce a major partnership with the Trukai Industries Limited in the development of commercial rice production and analysis of the value chain to improve rice development in PNG.
A drought resilient project for coastal communities in Papua New Guinea was launched by NARI and key stakeholders at Kiriwina Island in the Milne Bay province on May 16 2017. This new EU-funded initiative, entitled “Strengthening food production capacity and the resilience to drought of vulnerable communities”, will be implemented in 11 provinces over the next four years (2017-2021).