Monthly Archives: October 2011

Data and information sharing through CIARD movement

By Seniorl Anzu Service providers in agricultural research and development in PNG can participate in the Coherence in Information for Agricultural Research for Development (CIARD) by registering their information sources and services. CIARD is a new movement aimed at making … Continue reading

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Youth in agriculture

By Seniorl Anzu Making a living through farming is something hardly perceived by many of today’s youths. Many tend to dwell in towns and cities in the hope of a better life. Their hunt for a better living becomes a … Continue reading

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Wheat potential for PNG farmers

By Seniorl Anzu PNG has a huge potential for local wheat production for food security. Research has shown that wheat can be cultivated in the country’s high altitude areas (above 1800masl) by subsistence farmers at household level. The high altitudes … Continue reading

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Study recommends improved cocoa systems for increased nutrition

By Seniorl Anzu More cocoa research is needed to improve the understanding of nutrition related limitations to cocoa production in PNG, according to a technical report published recently by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). This was one … Continue reading

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Project on reducing impact of pest and disease on sweet potato

By Seniorl Anzu Pest and disease continue to pose major challenges on rural farmers of PNG who depend on agriculture for their livelihoods. One of the crops that are vulnerable to pest and disease impacts is sweet potato, the country’s … Continue reading

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Postgraduate scholarships in climate change

By Seniorl Anzu Applications are now open for 2012 postgraduate studies in climate change at the University of South Pacific (USP) in Fiji. Interested citizens from Pacific island countries are invited to apply for Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or PhD in climate change. … Continue reading

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World Food Day, 16 October 2011

By Seniorl Anzu The annual World Food Day, which falls on October 16, will be observed throughout the world this weekend. Since this year’s day is Sunday, most organisers will adjust to whatever days appropriate while the Food and Agriculture Organisation … Continue reading

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Nutritional status of PNG staples unknown

By Seniorl Anzu Papua New Guinea’s taro and aibika are high in Iron and Zinc compounds which are important for human health but such nutritional information is not available for the public, says Nelson Simbiken, a PhD student at the … Continue reading

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NAQIA launches Corporate Plan

The National Agricultural Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) has just launched a five year corporate plan to protect the biodiversity of PNG and its trading partners, Post Courier reports. “The priorities include the development and implementation of a bio-security legislation, stronger emphasis … Continue reading

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Senior Position Vacancies – National Agricultural Research Institute

Programme Director – Agricultural Systems Programme Director- Information and Knowledge Manager – Personnel & Human Talent Development Accountant Human Resource Associate Resource Manager The National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is the leading organidation, conducting and fostering applied and development oriented … Continue reading

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