Monthly Archives: March 2016

Frost destroys sweet potato crops

Occasional frost occurrence is common  in the high altitudes of PNG, particularly Tambul, Kandep, Upper Mendi, Ialibu and few other pockets in the highlands. Frost in PNG is often associated with drought. During the 2015 El Nino drought, frost occurred … Continue reading

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High yielding sweet potato at Tanna’s volcanic soils

Tanna island’s volcanic ash continues to give Vanuatu farmers the food they need after the Cyclone Pam destruction in March 2015. Vanuatu Scientific Officer  Antoine Ravo said despite the devastating effects of the natural disaster, many farmers have recovered through … Continue reading

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Biosand filter and SODIS provide safe drinking water to communities

Hygienic issues related to livestock and free roaming animals pose an eminent threat to already contaminated water sources. Communities like Derin and Kopafo located in Transgogol, Madang Province and Bena Bena, Eastern Highland Province, face such challenges, especially during prolonged … Continue reading

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