PNG women farmers to attend meet in Canberra

A big delegation of Papua New Guinean women farmers will be attending a conference in Canberra this September.

President of the PNG Women in Agriculture (PNGWiA) Maria Linibi said up to 100 women will be going to the national conference of the Australian Women in Agriculture (AWiA).

Linibi said the AWiA is keen in getting as many PNG women farmers attending and participating in this experience sharing and learning program.

“Australian women farmers are looking forward  to having both young and experienced women from all the PNG provinces to attend their programs,” Linibi said.

She added her organisation is presently liaising with the hosts and other partners on a strategy to give local women the opportunity.

The invitation comes on the back of ongoing collaborations between the PNG and Australian farmer organisations.

Members of the PNGWiA have been to a number of occasions in Australia over the years including short-term engagements in Australian farms based on specific agricultural farming activities and competency needs.

Seniorl Anzu