Monthly Archives: April 2012

Building resilience in small island economies: from vulnerabilities to opportunities

Recognising that most small island developing countries are on the front lines of climate change and sustainable development, leading experts and advocates from over 50 countries are gathering in Mauritius this week to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the … Continue reading

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Morobe improves coffee production

By Augustine Dominic Morobe has beaten Simbu province to become the third highest coffee producing province in the country, according to the 2011 coffee production figures compiled by the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC). CIC Chief Executive Officer Navi Anis revealed … Continue reading

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Towards digitalisation of agriculture records and information

Long-term preservation of agricultural reports is important in the nation’s development. As the lead agency in agricultural development, the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) has to move forward in managing and preserving its documents, especially land use survey reports, … Continue reading

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World Food Day theme announced

“Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world” is the theme for the 2012 World Food Day. The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said this theme has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and … Continue reading

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Taro farmers graduate in East New Britain

Close to 600 taro farmers from East New Britain graduated recently with flying colours after being trained by the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) at Keravat. During a graduation ceremony, 598 taro growers from the province’s four districts were awarded … Continue reading

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Natural fallow improves soil fertility for kaukau production in the highlands

A study on soil fertility management in the Highlands has found that natural fallow is still a best option for nutrient supply and productivity of kaukau or sweet potato. Findings from the three-year collaborative research have established that natural fallow … Continue reading

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JICA to continue promoting smallholder rice

The Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) will continue its support in smallholder rice development. JICA will be working closely with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock, other collaborating partners including the National Agricultural Research Institute, PNG University of Technology, OISCA, … Continue reading

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