Monthly Archives: September 2011

Zurenuoc: Innovations vital for PNG’s agriculture policy

The notion of ‘innovative agriculture for development’ stands to inform Papua New Guinea’s policy formulation for intervention with significant impact on the lives of the people, said Chief Secretary to Government, Manasupe Zurenuoc. When delivering his keynote address at the … Continue reading

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Madang hosts agro research forum

MADANG will host a three-day inaugural National Agriculture Research Systems (NARS) policy forum starting today. The forum will focus on agricultural research for development, aimed at bringing research evidence into policy analysis to better inform national development policies and investment … Continue reading

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Scientists find genetic trick to make iron-rich rice

Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in their quest to develop a rice variety to address iron and zinc deficiencies  that affect millions of people in poor countries across Asia, according to SciDev.Net. This is from genetically modified rice. … Continue reading

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Call for Government support towards iconic Goroka Show

The Eastern Highlands Provincial Government (EHPG) has been urged to support the annual Goroka Cultural Show starting next year.   Board Chairman of the Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd James Korarome strongly expressed that the EHPG should make it its business to … Continue reading

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Agriculture gets K22mil

By JEFFREY ELAPA THE national government has allocated K22 million to the agriculture sector in the 2011 supplementary budget of almost K800 million handed down on Wednesday. Minister for Finance and Treasury Don Polye said the government recognised the importance … Continue reading

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International agriculture conference in Australia

The importance of conservation agriculture in farming systems in light of global challenges will be the focus of two joint events that Australia is preparing to host later this month. These international events – the 5th World Congress of Conservation … Continue reading

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Pacific climate change data goes online

By Seniorl Anzu Papua New Guineans can now have access to online data on climate change science to improve the basis for future decision-making about effective adaptation and development planning in the country. A Pacific Climate Change Data Portal (http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/pccsp), … Continue reading

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PNG leads Pacific in tuna catch

By ANCILLA WRAKUALE Papua New Guinea (PNG) has the highest tuna catch among the Parties to the Nauru Agreement member countries. PNG stakes claim to 54% of the total catch and 34% of the catch from the Western and Central … Continue reading

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Globe assures copra suppliers

By ROSALYN ALBANIEL-EVARA With the acquisition by Globe Manufacturing Limited of the downstream processing mill in Madang, copra suppliers have been assured it is business as usual and they can look forward to more better and improved services. The assurance … Continue reading

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Food prices, a real threat: Temu

The increase in food prices in PNG is a real threat considering 41 per cent of the rural population and 16 per cent of the urban population live below the poverty line. Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Sir Puka Temu … Continue reading

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