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Project team screens farmer videos in ENB and Morobe

In a collaborative effort aimed at empowering farming communities and enhancing agricultural resilience, the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) and the University of Goroka’s Centre for Social and Creative Media (CSCM) embarked on a significant initiative in the last week…

Study looks at plant spacing for optimum yield

In a bid to unlock the full potential of taro cultivation and bolster agricultural productivity, a small-scale study supported by the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) is poised to investigate the impact of plant spacing on yield outcomes. Agronomist Charlie…

Service honors late Sir Michael Somare

On February 26, amidst a nation in mourning, staff and families of the National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) gathered to pay tribute to the late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare in a solemn memorial service. The occasion served as a…

Students thankful for the learning experience

For University of Natural Resources Oro Campus third-year agriculture students Silister Kuniata and Kurttley Niali, the past three months of serving as industrial trainees have been an enriching journey of learning and growth. Immersed in real-world agricultural settings, they have…

Galip facility gets facelift by vocational students

The galip facility located in Kerevat, East New Britain, has undergone a remarkable transformation thanks to the dedicated efforts of nine practical students from the Vunamami Farmers Training Centre. This initiative not only revitalized the appearance of the facility but…

Rice seed for Kiunga

NARI Director General, Dr Nelson Simbiken, ICDF (Taiwan) Technical Assistant, Vitus Sarikisik, and NARI Seed Production Manager, Anton Beko, with 50 bags of foundation rice seed for dispatch to Kiunga. This rice seed purchase is an initiative of the Member…

Officers thankful after training in Thailand and Fiji

Ms. Janiella Aidaboe is pleased after attending a two-day workshop on Tissue Culture Quality Seed Management System in Thailand in late 2023. Ms. Janiella Aidaboe was among 19 participants from Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, Nepal,…

Team completes pretesting of weather information

The pretesting of the Seasonal Farm Advisory under the ACIAR supported Climate Smart Agriculture has concluded in Eastern Highlands, one of the three project sites. The other sites are East New Britain and Morobe. The Seasonal Farm Advisory is a…