Located at Bubia, outside Lae city in the Morobe province, the centre is responsible for coordinating research for development activities for the Momase region. Momase includes Sandaun, East Sepik, Madang and Morobe provinces. The centre is located at the Sir Alkan Tololo Research Centre which also host our head office and livestock research programme.
The centre’s activities primarily cover the wet lowlands, areas with rainfall of greater than 2,000 mm and altitudes ranging from sea level to 1200 m. The main vegetation is tropical forest. The principal form of agriculture practiced is subsistence farming with extensive forest fallow systems.
The traditional staple foods of the region are cassava, sweet potato, yam, taro, sago and banana. Cocoa, coconuts, Robusta coffee, oil palm and vanilla are the main export crops. Other cash crops include betel nut, and various food crops.
We can be reached on the following phone numbers:
- 4300093 / 76061118 - NARI Head Office
- 4300333 - Dr Ghodake Biotechnology Center
The centre is the national site for taro germplasm collection. It also host the biotechnology and post harvest and food processing laboratories.
Rice and Grain
Plant Genetic Resources
For further information, contact:
The Research and Development Coordinator,
Momase Regional Centre
P.O Box 1639,
Papua New Guinea
Phone: (675) 478 4000
Fax: (675) 475 1034