Monthly Archives: January 2013

Call for papers: International Journal of Agricultural Research

The International Journal of Agricultural Research (IJAR), seeks high-quality articles in English, in all areas of the subject. All papers published by IJAR would be peer reviewed. IJAR aims to be a rapid response journal with an issue published every … Continue reading

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Powering agriculture: an energy grand challenge for development

Awards Between $300,000 and $1,500,000 Available to Organizations That Can Offer Market-based, Clean Energy Solutions for Agriculture – USAID, The Government of Sweden and Duke Energy Invite You to Share Ideas to Improve Agricultural Production and Reduce Hunger. Local organizations … Continue reading

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DAL staff urged to improve work performance

Staff at the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) must improve their work performances and help transform the department to be an efficient and effective organization. This was the message emphasised by DAL’s Acting Secretary Dr Vele Pat Ila’ava, Minister … Continue reading

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Rabaraba agricultural rehabilitation

Rabaraba District in Milne Bay was a beneficiary of an agricultural rehabilitation initiative between 2010-2012, courtesy of the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) and the PNG Sustainable Development Programme (PNSDP). The project was in response to the 2007 Cyclone Guba’s … Continue reading

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Rising emissions may double sweet potato size

Rising levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere caused by human-driven emissions might lead to larger sweet potatoes, a staple food for many African and Asian countries, according to research by the University of Hawaii, United States. Sweet potatoes … Continue reading

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Market access still a problem?

“Gavman lus tingting lo mipla since independence. Ol toktok lo agriculture tasol lustingting lo helpim mipla lo transpotation,” (Government forgot about us since independence. They’ve talked about agriculture but forgot to help us with transportation), says Oral Nen, a local … Continue reading

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M’Buke Island benefits from agriculture extension

The M’Buke community in Manus province was fortunate to have access to new information and improved technologies on agriculture and livestock between 2011 and 2012. Through a project funded by the PNG Sustainable Development Programme (PNSDP), improved varieties of taro, … Continue reading

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