On the eve of the forthcoming Festive Season, I wish to extend my very best wishes to all our staff, partners and stakeholders. I am pleased that NARI continues to make good progress in accomplishing its strategic objective and impacting positively on the lives of our people.
The NARI Council has appointed Dr Ramakrishna Akkinapally as Deputy Director General (DDG) of the Institute for a period of three years effective 15 December 2014. The new recruitment was made consequent to the resignation of Dr Workneh Ayalew in September.
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”.
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.