Contributing to enhanced resilience of rural communities and systems in light of climate, economic and demographic changes and associated threats to livelihoods and the environment. Rural communities and households have a high vulnerability to food insecurity and disruption of income generating activities due to their low adaptive capacity to manage those threats and risks to their livelihood. Other economic pressures, high population growth and demographic changes with migration of people closer to roads and markets is putting increasing pressure on natural resources including soils, water and biodiversity. With an aim to increase resilience of communities and agriculture systems changes need to target technology, social and institutional changes. NARI’s strategies will focus on three areas, viz. management and use of PNG’s rich agri-biodiversity, adaptation strategies to global Climate Change and the broader application of technological, social and policy innovations in a system wide approach to strengthen agricultural production systems in a sustainable manner.
- Diverse and sustainable agri-food systems at scale are established and maintained and reflected in the national agricultural development agenda.
- Farming households adopt livelihood strategies that enhance their resilience to climate, physical, and biological shocks, stresses and risks;
- Equitable access by stakeholders to gender-sensitive crop and livestock technologies and up-to-date socioeconomic, technical and scientific information;
- More productive and equitable management of natural resources and agri-ecosystems