PNG needs good scientists, VC says

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THE Vice-Chancellor of the PNG University of Natural Resources and Environment Professor John Warren says it is very important that Papua New Guinea to produce good and quality agriculture scientists.
Warren said it was more important because the world was facing the uncertainty of climate change and that was going to make sustainable food production around the world challenging.
“It’s an exciting time in agriculture and food production under numerous reasons,” he said.
“And the way to address the challenge in sustainable food production is based on diversity. One thing PNG can be proud of is the rich biological diversity this country has. Diversity is more productive, robust and more sustainable but it’s also more difficult to work with.”
Warren said it was an attractive option to come to Vudal and UNRE “because it’s very important to use scientific understanding and introduce modern genetic techniques to build agriculture systems to work with diversity in ways that we have not done before”.

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