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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 ->

Field day for sweet potato farmers

Farmers in the Kaugel valley in Tambul, Western Highlands Province, will have an opportunity to learn innovative farming skills in sweet potato improvement when NARI demonstrates to them during a field day planned for Wednesday May 27 2015 at the Highlands Regional Centre (HRC), Tambul.

PIFON to support women farmer groups

The Pacific Islands Farmer Organisation Network (PIFON) will support PNG farmer groups that have demonstrated some level of leadership in their organisation and activities at different levels.

PIFON Chairman Afamasaga Toleafoa revealed this to NARI management when in Lae at NARI HQ on 15 May 2015, following a planning meeting with the PNG Women in Agriculture President Maria Linibi.

PNGWiA, as a mother body, has linked up with PIFON as a member.

Food supply running low in Vanuatu

Agricultural experts in Vanuatu have estimated that its people will run out of food in less than one week after the devastating Cyclone Pam on March 13-14 2015 and a call has been made to the Government to start the distributions immediately.

Vanuatu Minister for Agriculture David Tosul said the Category 5 Cyclone Pam that ripped the island nation has severely impacted the ability of its population to feed itself.  

New vehicle for women in agriculture

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill bought a brand new Toyota landcruiser vehicle for the PNG Women in Agriculture Development Foundation (PNGWiADF) to support their work in assisting women farmers in rural PNG.

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.


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