Who are we?

NARI was established by an Act of National Parliament of PNG in July 1996 as a public funded, statutory research organization, to conduct and foster applied and adaptive research into:

  1. any branch of biological, physical and natural sciences related to agriculture;
  2. cultural and socioeconomic aspects of the agricultural sector, especially of the smallholder agriculture; and
  3. matters relating to rural development and of relevance to PNG.

Besides which, NARI is responsible for providing technical, analytical, diagnostic and advisory services and up-to-date information to the agriculture sector in PNG.

Following its establishment in 1996 and launch in 1997, the Institute was under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock but was brought under the Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology in 2002.

VISION

Prosperous Papua New Guinea (PNG) Agricultural Communities

MISSION

To promote innovative agricultural development in Papua New Guinea through scientific research, knowledge creation and information exchange

PURPOSE

NARI's purpose (strategic objective) is to accomplish enhanced productivity, efficiency, stability and sustainability of the smallholder agriculture sector in the country so as to contribute to the improved welfare of rural families and communities who depend wholly or partly on agriculture for their livelihoods.