His beautiful garden fascinates travelers along that section of the road at Karkum village, in Sumgilbar LLG of Sumkar district in Madang.
Robert Batalo is amazingly full of smiles and a strong-willed person.
Although Batalo has never been to any agriculture school, he has successfully altered crops through his own style of breeding practices.
He has changed the genetic make-up of plants to develop crops with more beneficial characteristics. All these were done in the name of self-sufficiency, which only a handful of people in rural pockets of PNG master.