Preps for Agriculture show well underway


The National Agriculture Research Institute’s (Nari) 2019 Agriculture Innovations Show will be held at Bubia, outside Lae, Morobe, on May 29-30.
Nari director-general Dr Sergie Bang said this would be the second time that the show would be held over two days because of the demand from stakeholders.
“On one of those days, we will have a forum on issues that are of importance to the country,” he said.
“This year, we are going to talk about climate change with the theme ‘Building Climate Resilient Agriculture and Food Systems in PNG’.
“We will have speakers from across the country and also from overseas.”
Bang said Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Charles Abel had been invited to be the guest speaker.
European Union Ambassador to PNG Ioannis Giogkarakis Argyropoulos has also been invited to speak on climate change.
“We are very thankful to our sponsors,” Bang said.
“Over the years, we have moved from being a Nari-funded show to one where the private sector and other partners have been invited to come onboard as sponsors.
“Our big partners have been Trukai, who have given K100,000 this year as major sponsor, as well as Zenag, SP Brewery and others.
“Trukai will also be demonstrating their technologies as well.
“The purpose of the show is to demonstrate new innovative agriculture techniques and methods, as well as improved planting materials and so on.
“It is a forum for innovations and ideas.”

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  • Papua New Guinea needs mass production of our food and cash crops… We are currently employing traditional methods of Cultivation and it is inefficient. Our population is growing at an increasing rate and therefore we will face more poverty.
    We must mass produce our food crops via mechanized farming…. Otherwise we will not meet the demand for consumption and we will waste money from importing vegetables like potatoes and onions from New Zealand.

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