Title: South-Fly District (Morehead) Food Security Support Project
Partners: PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd (PNGSDP Ltd) and NARI
Project Funding: K220, 000 from PNGSDP Ltd over 2 years (2009 – 2011)
Project Status: Ending in 1st quarter of 2013
Project Background/Justification: Food security and malnutrition was identified as among the issues affecting the livelihoods of the South-Fly Communities- Buzi, Sibidiri and Dimiri. This project attempts to provide additional food crops (food sources) that high yielding, early maturing and drought tolerant to alleviate the food shortages often experience in these communities and also could provide income generation opportunities. Food crops recommended by NARI include Cassava (4 varieties), Africa yam, sweet potatoes (10 varieties), NARI taros (4 varieties) and open pollinated corn (white seed –variety).
Strategic Objectives: To enhance the livelihood of the people in terms of improved food security and nutrition by growing a diversified food crop base, gained additional new skills and knowledge and create income generation opportunities from garden produce.
Major Achievements (2012)