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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 ->

Conserving genetic resources for food security

Plant Genetic Resources are a national wealth that must be properly conserved and utilized for crop improvement and food security. However, like other Pacific Island countries, Solomon Islands continues to lose its genetic base of food crops at a much faster rate, says a Solomon Islands agriculturalist, Mary Esekana, after completing a two-week intensive training at NARI in Lae.

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Rural industry needs leadership

The rural industry needs effective and strong leadership to drive development aspirations in this changing PNG economy, says Brown Bai, Chairman of Rural Industries Council.
Mr Bai said there is obvious lack of leadership both at political and administrative levels, resulting in the sector going around in circle without achieving much when agriculture is the backbone of this country and over 80 % of its people live off the land.
“The industry needs political and administrative leadership,” Mr Bai stressed.

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National Agriculture Conference

NARI will host the 2012 National Agriculture Conference at its Momase Regional Centre at Bubia near Lae during May 24-25. Themed “Key Drivers for a Robust, Dynamic and Productive Agriculture Sector in PNG”, the two day event is being organised by the Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council. The conference will be opened by Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Hon Dr Puka Temu.

NARI launches new corporate plan

NARI launched a redesigned corporate plan during the 2012 Agricultural Innovations Show at Bubia in Lae on 4th May. The development and establishment of the plan, Strategy and Results Framework (SRF), which is relevant to present circumstances, was the most recent and important milestone in the Institute.

Agriculture should be centre of PNG development

 Agriculture should be the centre of PNG’s development agenda and targeted by all stakeholders for development if the nation is to proper and become one of the developed nations of the world, said NARI Director General Dr Raghunath Ghodake.

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