Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pacific and East Timor workers helping Australian farmers and tourism industry

Joint Media Release – Sunday December 18 2011 Australian farmers will be able to employ workers from the Pacific Region and East Timor under a permanent Seasonal Worker Program announced by Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation, … Continue reading

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Vote for blogs on youth and agriculture

You are invited to vote for blogs on youth and agriculture in the African, Caribbean and Pacific regions that are participating in a blog competition launched by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA). My blog, PNG-AGRINEWS, is … Continue reading

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EU call for proposal – participation for governance in food security

By Seniorl Anzu Global call for proposals from the European Commission for the Food Security Thematic Programme (FSTP) is open for non-state actors, state bodies and international and regional intergovernmental organisations on food security. FSTP is an EU initiative under … Continue reading

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Adapting clonally propagated crops to forthcoming climatic and commercial changes

By Josephine Yaga As human population rises, there is a tendency in decrease in the number of crops, creating vulnerability. This vulnerability emerges particularly when the variability within crops is also reduced. In developing countries, this loss of biodiversity is … Continue reading

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New publication brings together lost information on food and agriculture in PNG

By Seniorl Anzu A new publication on agriculture in PNG has recently been published.  This data-rich book, titled “Food and Agriculture in Papua New Guinea”, contains many aspects of agriculture in PNG. Topics include: agricultural environments in which crops are grown; … Continue reading

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Youths keen in vegetable production

By Seniorl Anzu Villagers including youths along the Kikori delta in the Gulf province can now practice modern agriculture for food security and income, thanks to Oil Search Limited and the PNG Women in Agriculture Development Foundation (PNGWiADF). The sole … Continue reading

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New clones to save potato industry

By Seniorl Anzu Potato has been an important food and cash crop for the rural population in the high altitudes of PNG. However, the incursion of the Potato Late Blight (PLB) disease in 2003 has severely destroyed potato crops, impacting … Continue reading

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Agricultural workers urged to educate farmers on HIV/AIDS

By Soldier Buruka The rapid rise of HIV/AIDS in the lives of the PNG population indicates that there will be a direct effect on food security in families and households. When the AIDS epidemic touches the lives of those infected and … Continue reading

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Hands-on experience develops students’ interests and skills

By Seniorl Anzu The engagement of trainees and students in industries has been an on-going approach towards learning and development in PNG’s training and education system. This industrial training is a collaboration targeted at developing PNG’s human resources by giving them … Continue reading

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Job vacancies at NARI – Chief Chemist and Biometrician/Statistician

PNG’s National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) has immediate position vacancies for a Chief Chemist and Biometrician/Statistician. Suitably qualified and experienced PNG citizens are invited to apply. The Chemist will be based at the Institute’s Chemistry Laboratory in Port Moresby (capital city) … Continue reading

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