Farmers in high altitudes should have improved crop varieties in their gardens at all times to avoid food shortage as staples like sweet potato or kaukau are vulnerable to climatic stresses such as frost, says Dr Sergie Bang, NARI Director General.
Farmers from Ungai/Bena in Eastern Highlands have acquired new techniques on soil fertility and moisture management during a training program at Korefegu, conducted by NARI’s Aiyura-based Highlands Regional Centre during December 15-17, 2014.
Women farmers in the Ialibu/Pangia district and Southern Highlands are gearing up for the launching of Ialibu Resource Centre on Thursday 11th December 2014 at Ialibu station. The centre comprises agricultural interventions introduced by NARI with funding support from AusAID under a project on “Coping with Climate Change for Resilient PNG Agricultural Communities”.
NARI and Digicel (PNG) have partnered in Information Communication Technology (ICT) development to support the Institute’s efforts in increasing awareness and educating selected communities on climate change adaptation and coping strategies.
NARI in collaboration with the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation EU-ACP (CTA), the National Research Institute (NRI), the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL
The Institute has vacancies for the positions of Principal Scientist – Entomology, Economist and Cadet (Entomology) for immediate placement. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced PNG citizens for these positions.