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 release of four high yielding leaf blight resistant taro varieties which have provided positive impact on food security and income generation opportunities for PNG rural farmers.
The publication is available online can be downloaded for free. Click here.
Taro is a crop of prime economic importance, used as a major food in the Pacific Island Countries. In PNG, taro is consumed by the majority of people whose livelihood is mainly dependent on subsistence agriculture.