Monthly Archives: July 2011

NFA boasts planting 1.3 million trees

By Harlyne Joku The PNG National Forests Authority (NFA) yesterday boasted as it has successfully planted a total of 1.3 million trees this year as of June, according to a recorded data. Managing Director Kanawi Pouru made this known during … Continue reading

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Students take part in forest-day

TO commemorate the United Nations International Year of Forests, the Papua New Guinea Forest Authority has come up with a number of activities, including a two-day Open-Day. The Open-Day, which started yesterday has allowed people mostly school students to learn about … Continue reading

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Bogia bug threatens copra yield

COPRA production could be drastically affected by up to 80% from the effect of the Bogia coconut syndrome. Provincial Adviser Savi Godfried said the disease could easily wipe out most of the production yield from the coconut industry in the … Continue reading

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FAO Seminar Considers Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The UN Food and Agriculture Organization held a Special Information Seminar on” Climate Change and Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture: State of Knowledge, Risks and Opportunities,” addressing the impacts of climate change on the conservation of genetic resources in … Continue reading

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Porgera to get coffee downstream processing

Agriculture and Livestock Minister Philip Kikala has made a commitment to give one million coffee trees and a downstream processing industry as sustainable development to the people of his Porgera electorate. Mr Kikala made the announcement last week on a … Continue reading

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ENB cocoa projects expand

By JOHN PANGKATANA THE successful PNG Cocoa Coconut Institute (PNGCCI) run Farmer Field Schools (FFS) is now making its way into the Sikut-Matupit re-settlement area in Warongoi with the launching of the program tomorrow. The project is the brainchild of … Continue reading

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Coffee in Pomio

By Augustine Dominic Coffee is tipped as a catalyst for rural economic development in the Pomio District of East New Britain. This follows its introduction as an alternative cash crop recently. Over 20 farmers and agricultural officers from all LLGs … Continue reading

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