Monthly Archives: March 2013

Incubator for Vanuatu research centre

The Vanuatu Agricultural Research and Technical Centre (VARTC) in Santo, Vanuatu, has received a 432-egg capacity small poultry egg incubator from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vanuatu on March 28 2013. The incubator will be used to … Continue reading

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Incubator for Solomon Islands NGO

The Kastom Gaden Association (KGA) of Solomon Islands has received a 400-egg capacity small poultry egg incubator from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock on March 19 2013. The incubator will be used to produce village chicks for distribution to … Continue reading

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Enabling smallholder livestock services in PNG

Stakeholders of a collaborative project on livestock services in PNG deliberated on enhancing capacity building and networking among key players in a bid to address common challenges faced by the subsector and improve livestock production in the country. A project … Continue reading

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Governor Soso assists new coffee society

A newly established coffee cooperative group in the Eastern Highlands province received timely assistance from Governor Julie Soso during its launching and members’ graduation recently. Governor Soso committed K100, 000 to the Gahuku Coffee Farmers Cooperative Society, which is based … Continue reading

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Developing countries to get access to 12,000 online research books

Research and academic communities in the developing world are set to benefit from free access to online books. Global academic publishing company John Wiley & Sons has made 12,200 online books available via the Research4Life initiatives – Access to Research … Continue reading

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Jiwaka stands to lead in coffee production

The newly created Jiwaka Province has the potential to produce more than 20% of PNG coffee and generate over K36 million per annum with its ideal climatic condition and fertile soil structure suitable for coffee production. Chief Executive Officer of … Continue reading

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Enhancing the role of small scale feed milling to develop PNG’s monogastric industries

Smallholder and semi commercial farmers engaged in the monogastric sector (aquaculture, pig and poultry) can improve profitable with the use of locally available feed resources rather than imported ingredients which cost them dearly. A research project aimed at assisting the … Continue reading

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First female appointed to coordinate coffee at provincial level

The Coffee Industry Cooperation (CIC) has announced the appointment of a career female officer to coordinate training and extension services for coffee farmers in the Oro Province. She is Jenny Bekio, who will take up a senior role as Acting … Continue reading

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Rice pest serious but manageable

Brown Plant Hopper (BPH) is an important insect pest of rice which farmers will have to live with in PNG but there are control methods, other than insecticides, which farmers can use to reduce the pest’s intensity, a Japanese rice … Continue reading

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New plan to transform agriculture sector

The Department of Agriculture and Livestock’s Strategic and Corporate Plan 2013-2017 aims to transform the agriculture sector. This will be achieved through increased domestic and export revenue and growing the private sector especially in the rural areas. DAL’s Acting Secretary … Continue reading

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