NARI has a well established expertise and facilities for evaluation of the feeding value of local feed resources. The bio-assay facility at Labu is being used to estimate the Apparent Metabolisable Energy (AME) of even non-conventional feed resources such as sago, tropical tuber crops, a wide range of agro-industrial by-products and leaves of tree legumes for clients in Papua New Guinea and other Pacific Island countries.

In addition to conducting contracted nutrition research for commercial and public institutions, the facility is also being used to train technical staff as well as graduate students, and conduct contract research for partner institutions.

biotechnology lab


Our laboratory aims to be the center of research, development, training, and technology dissemination of agricultural biotechnology in Papua New Guinea.

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Professor John Kola chemistry lab


Professor John Kola Chemistry Analysis Laboratory is an accredited, national chemical testing laboratory that has been in operation for more than three decades.

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insectory - kilakila


The National Agriculture Insect Collection (NAIC) houses some of these diverse fauna particularly for insects of economic importance.

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tissue culture - taro

Tissue Culture

Our tissue culture facility acts as a means for multiplying or storing plant material by using biotechnology that circumvent the need for large space and manpower

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