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Solar powered milling technology for rice farmers

A solar powered rice milling technology will be piloted in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea for the next three years (2017-2019) to boost food security and improve rural livelihoods in selected rice growing areas. This is a collaboration between … Continue reading

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The potential of precision agriculture

By Moses Robby In modern agriculture, farmers tend to use precision agriculture to be able to understand weather patterns, soil temperature and humidity. It is important in today’s farming practices as it helps farmers to make production more efficient. According … Continue reading

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ICTs offer huge potential for agriculture development in this information age

By Seniorl Anzu Computers and related Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have become central to everyday commerce, learning and development in this information age. The rapid emergence of technological innovation has provided greater opportunities for improvements in information and data processing, … Continue reading

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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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Project supports Yule Islanders mitigate climate change

Yule islanders in Kairuku-Hiri can now farm improved crop varieties and livestock breeds as a result of the project which has enabled them acquiring necessary skills and knowledge from NARI. They can cultivate improved varieties of rice, cassava and yams … Continue reading

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Oro’s Local Rice Farmers Supply Rice to Trukai

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Trukai to purchase Oro rice

Trukai Industries Ltd and its parent company Sunrice Australia have reached an understanding with the Oro Rice Growers Co-operative Association (ORGCA) to source locally produced rice into the Trukai system to feed Papua New Guineans. Trukai Chairman Mark Robertson and … Continue reading

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Agriculture is central to inclusive and sustainable economy

Papua New Guinea needs to build its economy on a platform that is inclusive and sustainable, and agriculture should be supported and built as the back bone of the country’s economy going forward, says Joseph Lelang, Member for Kandrian/ Glouster. … Continue reading

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