Wheat garden in Teptep

Wheat is described a blessing to the people of Teptep, a border lying area between Madang and Morobe. Locals say their food gardens were destroyed during the 2015/16 drought.

Through the European Union supported Climate Change Resilience project, wheat seeds were distributed, grown and processed using hand operated mills into flour products.

Processed wheat can be stored as part of food security during drought and food shortage periods. The project is aimed at increasing resilience of farmers through the introduction of wheat to the area.

Farmers are also encouraged to continue growing sweetpotato, which is the main staple in Teptep.

Wheat garden at Teptep High School
Image Caption: Wheat garden in Teptep.