Monthly Archives: August 2011

NRI: Food costs too high

By BOSORINA ROBBY FOOD is a basic need and the cost of it in recent times has become too expensive for many families, National Research Institute Deputy Director Dr Musawe Sinebare said yesterday. Speaking at a media briefing on the … Continue reading

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Students mark Forest Day

Hundreds of primary and high school students from schools around Lae joined the International Forest Day celebrations at the PNG Forest Research Institute (PNGFRI) in Lae (PNG). The official launch and observation was led by Bulolo MP and National Planning and … Continue reading

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Coffee regulator acknowledges Australian support

Australian Government’s assistance towards quality coffee training in PNG, which is aimed at improving the livelihoods of smallholder coffee growers was acknowledged by industry regulator, the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC). CIC Chief Executive Officer Navi Anis expressed the appreciation during a … Continue reading

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25th international congress for conservation biology

25th International Congress for Conservation Biology Auckland, New Zealand, December 5-9, 2011 REGISTRATION OPEN: The Society for Conservation Biology will stage its 25th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Auckland, New Zealand. Register now to take advantage of early … Continue reading

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Innovative successes through the value chain

Innovation from the farm to the point of sale is just as crucial for the competitiveness of smallholder farmers and improving food security as increasing agricultural production. This was the view presented by David Shearer, Director, Corporate Program, with the … Continue reading

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Coffee partnership program to start soon

The World Bank project on ‘Productive Partnership in Agriculture Program (PPAP) – coffee component – in Papua New Guinea will be calling for partnership proposals in mid September this year.  PPAP Project Manger David Freyne expressed this during the kick-start … Continue reading

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Partnership vital for agricultural development in PNG

By Augustine Dominic Partnership among agricultural organisations is vital for the effective delivery of agricultural research and extension services in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This was highlighted in the highlands regional stakeholder consultation for a National Case Study, ‘PNG – … Continue reading

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Publication on taro success in PNG

By Seniorl Anzu A new book on the success of taro improvement and development in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was published by the Asia-Pacific Association of Agricultural Research Institutions. This success story illustrates how collaborative research has resulted in the … Continue reading

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NAQIA bans pets’ import

By JAMES APA GUMUNO The National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) on Tuesday banned the import of dogs and cats into the country from Australia because of the outbreak of the hendra virus. NAQIA imposed the ban after a dog tested … Continue reading

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Agri-sector faces threat

The growing oil palm industry in Papua New Guinea can create more jobs if the government and civil service adapt to its fundamental changes, a company says. In a recent presentation on prospects for job creation in the agriculture sector, … Continue reading

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