Monthly Archives: March 2012

Science communication workshop, Fiji: Call for applications

Applications are invited from science researchers in the Pacific region to participate in a three-day skill-building workshop on science communication at the University of the South Pacific (USP), Suva, Fiji, from June 6 – 8 2012. The workshop will help … Continue reading

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Agricultural innovations show set for May 4 2012

The 2012 Agricultural Innovations Show is set to take place on Friday May 4 at NARI’s Sir Alkan Tololo Research Centre, 10 Mile – Bubia, outside Lae. This day will also mark NARI’s 15th Anniversary. Preparations are well underway for … Continue reading

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Coffee export revenue hits a historic K927 million

Papua New Guinea’s coffee production, exports and export earnings soared and recorded new heights in 2011. The Chief Executive Officer of the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC), Navi Anis, said that the coffee industry’s performance in 2011 was a significant achievement … Continue reading

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FAO an important development partner to PNG

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations is an important development partner to Papua New Guinea and will continue to provide support in addressing food security problems. And the continued assistance provided by FAO over the years … Continue reading

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Promising vegetables for Central province

The potential for vegetable production in the Central province is yet to be fully recognised. An agronomic study shows that open pollinated vegetables like tomato, French bean and capsicum can grow well in the lowland areas where as in the … Continue reading

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PNG supports FAO move to decentralise its offices

Papua New Guinea has strongly supported moves by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to make the organisation work more effectively and efficiently at country level through improved planning and priority setting. PNG has joined most FAO member countries in supporting … Continue reading

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Challenge in addressing food security and poverty in Asia Pacific

By Soldier Buruka in Vietnam Food security and rural poverty reduction are two relevant and urgent themes that needed to be addressed more closely. There are nearly one billion people in the world living in hunger and poverty and 65 … Continue reading

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Postgraduate study opportunity in sustainable agriculture

Pacific islanders are encourable to apply for Postgraduate studies in Sustainable Agriculture’ at the Charles Sturt University (CSU)  in Australia. For more information on the programme, contact Danny Hunter, (Senior Scientist, Diversity for Livelihoods Programme, Bioversity International) directly on email d.hunter@cgiar.org. … Continue reading

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FAO regional conference to address key issues

State of food and agriculture in the Asia Pacific region, including future prospects and emerging issues, are some of the key topics being discussed at a regional conference in Vietnam. Sustainable intensification and diversification of crops and agriculture towards food … Continue reading

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Celebrating the contribution of PNG agricultural researchers

To mark the International Women’s Day, March 8 2012, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) highlighted the important contribution of Papua New Guinea’s women agricultural researchers to empowering rural women to end hunger and poverty. Women play a … Continue reading

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