NARI and Trukai Industries Limited have reached an understanding to venture into a rice development partnership across a number of sites in Papua New Guinea. A Letter of Intent on this collaboration was signed during the 2017 Agricultural Innovations Show day, witnessed by Kasiga Kelly Naru, Morobe Governor; Paul Murphy, Consul-General, Australian High Commission- Lae; Mark Robertson, Trukai Chairman; and Joseph Tomerop, Deputy Chairman-NARI Council.
Science and research are at the heart of innovative agriculture for sustainable development and total prosperity of Papua New Guinea. NARI Director General Dr Sergie Bang said it is NARI's role to use scientific research to unlock the potential of agriculture in partnership with other agricultural agencies, universities, development partners, farmers and the private sector.
May 5th 2017 marked NARI's 20th year of existence and service to the PNG agriculture sector. During its 20 years, NARI has been recognized nationally and internationally as a lead research organization of high development relevance to PNG and the Pacific region. Below is an abstract of the NARI Council Statement delivered during the 20th Anniversary celebrations.