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Mission & Vision

Mission: "To promote innovative agricultural development in Papua New Guinea through scientific research, knowledge creation and information exchange".

Vision: "Prosperous Papua New Guinea (PNG) Agricultural Communities". Read More ->

Training raises GIS potential

Geographical Information System (GIS) has a lot to offer in resource management, planning and development in the agricultural and rural development sectors of PNG.   

Experts from the University of Tasmania (UOT), Australia, say Papua New Guineans need to broaden their understanding on the use of GIS tools and have improved capacities to effectively apply them in their research and development work.

More Pacific nations invited for regional alliance

Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have been invited to join the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institute (APAARI) and be part of the broader network for development and prosperity.

APAARI Executive Secretary Dr Raghunath Ghodake says being part of the regional alliance will enhance more engagement and collaboration with regional and international bodies for greater benefit sharing and advancement.

NARI supports Vanuatu poultry farmers

Farmers on Efate Island in Vanuatu have picked up a lot in innovative agriculture using new and improved research-based technologies introduced by NARI. Livestock scientist Martin Lobao says model farmers involved in the project expressed great satisfaction on the outcomes from the use of the technologies.

Expert: Taro breeding is simple, given good traits and conditions

Many scientists believe that taro is an orphan crop which needs drastic genetic changes in breeding. But when comparing to highly improved seed propagated species such as wheat, rice and maize, the breeding of taro is usually considered as a relatively simple, says Dr Anton Ivancic, Professor of Genetics, Plant Improvement and Botany of Cultivated Plants at the University of Maribor, Slovenia, EU.

Farmer organisations expand regional network

PNG women farmers stand to benefit more from greater access to information and experiences from the Pacific region with new developments in increased networking among farmer organizations.

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