Research and development activities of NARI are published and shared through various avenues. Print publications are the primary and immediate format of packaging and documenting research and development work, data, recommendations, technologies and new information. Below is a list of the range of NARI’s publications. Click on the links and download the files (pdfs) for free.

NARI publications are classified under various categories including; Information Bulletins, Technical Bulletins, Workshop Proceedings, Extension Booklets, Conference Papers, Crop Descriptors, and journal papers. The publications catalogue also has the titles (including prices for print copies) of most of the publications. For print copies, contact the NARI Publications Unit on phone (675) 475 1444/1445 or

Vegetable for research development

Early research and development in PNG concentrated on the introduction of cash crops to provide income to the farming communities through entry into international markets.

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Livestock production & marketing concerns

Thirteen per cent of annual output from agriculture is from livestock and about US$60 million (K180 million) is made annually..

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Improved pig feeding – ensiling kaukau

An innovative technique for storing and feeding sweet potato to livestock, developed by NARI’s Livestock Programme, stands to improve small-scale pig farming in PNG.

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A panacea for improved livelihoods

DRAMATIC increases in yield reduced the real prices of corn, wheat and rice by more than 75% over the period 1950-2000. The declining emphasis and investment on agricultural research and development (R&D) since the 1990s in many developing countries can be attributed to complacency induced by cheap food.

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Application of biotechnology

THE successes gained by countries that invest in science and technology (S&T), particularly on biotechnology, are largely attributed first and foremost to visionary leadership, strong political will and commitment.

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Biotechnological activities by PNG institutions

PNG is rich in biological diversity. The value and sustainable use of this diversity can be optimized through the appropriate application of biotechnological tools for improving and sustaining food production.

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