About This Blog

Welcome to PNG-AGRINEWS, a news blog on agriculture and rural development in Papua New Guinea. It aims to facilitate on-line sharing of news and any useful information resources on food and agriculture; climate change and environmental sustainability; poverty alleviation, rural development; and emerging interventions in science, technology and innovation; which are of relevance to the country.

You are most welcome to subscribe or visit https://pngagrinews.wordpress.com for regular postings . We also invite you to support it by contributing relevant resources to pngagrinews@gmail.com.





Seniorl Anzu
Blogger/Science Communicator


6 Responses to About This Blog

  1. Robin Hide says:

    re your Nutritional status of of PNG staples unknown blog, which has been taken up by Luigi at:http://agro.biodiver.se/2011/10/taking-nutritional-data-to-the-png-public/

    There are good sources of information on the nutritional sttatus of PNG staples, for instance:

    1. Westwood, V. and Kesavan, V. 1982. “Traditional leafy vegetables of Papua New Guinea: aibika (Hibiscus manihot (L)).” In: Bourke, R.M. and Kesavan, V. ed. Proceedings of the Second Papua New Guinea Food Crops Conference: Part Two. Port Moresby, Department of Primary Industry, pp. 391-395.

    2. Preston, S.R., in cooperation with, Aalbersberg, B., Brunt, A., Spence, N., Dori, F., Kambuou, R., Sowei, J., Osilis, P., Kurika, L., Parkinson, S., Pett, B., Taylor, M., Naivalulevu, L., and Raghwan, M. 1998. Aibika/Bele Abelmoschus manihot (L.) Medik. Promoting the conservation and use of underutilized and neglected crops. No. 24. Rome, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, 97 p.
    available at: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/fileadmin/bioversity/publications/pdfs/468.pdf

    3. Dignan, C., Burlingame, B., Kumar, S., and Aalbersberg, W. 2004. The Pacific Islands Food Composition Tables. Rome, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.


    4. French, B.R. 2006. Food Composition Tables for Food Plants in Papua New Guinea. Burnie, Tasmania, Food Plants International, 72 p. http://www.foodplantsinternational.com/resources/4Food%20Composition%20PNG%20plants.pdf.

    The ready availability of such information to villagers is a problem, but at least this information is no longer buried in inaccessible journals.

    Robin Hide, Canberra

    • PNG-AGRINEWS says:

      Thanks Robin, will check those links and make available to others. Yes, the issue would be that people are not having access to the information, which is available though.

      • Peter Walton says:

        The issue of access to information, particularly for PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, is being addressed. A new web site will be launched within days (Seniorl can perhaps do so through this blog) to facilitate access to over 37,000 bibliographic records, including those mentioned by Robin. It will also, as time goes on and copyright issues are resolved, provide access to electronic copies of reports, documents and extension material. Of course, this is just one part of the strategy to disseminate information to villagers, the vast majority of whom do not have access to the internet. But it is a start, and can help those who are providing assistance to villagers.

  2. Hi Anzu, Nice web blog… Nice to see our CIARD report…

  3. Kevin Aihi Kekai says:

    Please kindly update me thru my email address regarding latest Agriculculture Developments in My Kairuku District. I am interested in information and advice as to how I can be able to receive proffessionl advice and directions to start up farming activities on my family land along the Hiritano Highway.
    I would appreciate if I can talk to someone appropriate to discuss further.



    • PNG-AGRINEWS says:

      Hi Kevin,
      I would suggest you visit DAL, or other agricultural agencies such as FPDA, NARI, CCI, CIC or any other development partner in your district or NCD, depending on what farming needs you have.


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