PNG National Agricultural Research Institute
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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 ->

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EU-ARD project supports Kairuku farmers during drought

The present El Nino-induced drought has had a huge negative impact on food and water securities across the country. While current relief efforts are focused on food rations (processed) in some of the worst affected districts, two communities in the Kairuku District of Central province see innovative food production was the way to go in having continued access to food as the situation continues.

El Nino is now upon PNG !

Papua New Guinea is presently into the peak of an intensified drought scenario (El Nino induced) ever witnessed in recent times.

Since June 2015, communities have experienced low rainfall and prolonged dry spells, with accompanying frosts and wild fires threatening food and water securities for over half the country’s seven million people.

Minister slams ban on fresh produce import

Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll has slammed a ban on the import of fresh produce into Papua New Guinea.

The ban covers Irish potato, bulb onion and a range of vegetables.

Tomscoll announced the ban during the 2015 Agricultural Innovations Show at Bubia on Wednesday August 12. 

Governor commends NARI for vital research

NARI is a key national institution that can contribute in a meaningful way to raise the living standards of Papua New Guineans in rural communities, says Morobe Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru.

“Historically, NARI has done many research and development work, since the days of the CSIRO in the 1960s. It has also achieved many successes,” Naru said.

NARI board calls for adequate funding

Agricultural organizations like NARI need adequate and continued funding support to effectively continue with their research and development work, says Deputy Council Chairman Joseph Tomerop.

While acknowledging guests and participants to the Agricultural Innovations Show, including Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll, Tomerop stated that funding for agriculture should be among those on the top of the list of government budgetary process.


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