Agriculture sector

PM Urges ESP to pursue agriculture

He made the call at Mengar in Wewak on Thursday, April 14th 2022 when launching the K500 million Wewak International Port. 

PM Marape said all the efforts of the people of East Sepik in agriculture would be wasted if there was no port to take their produce to international markets.

He said his vision was to establish formal trade links with Indonesia. The new port would be a catalyst for that.

He said Papua New Guinea, through East Sepik, is one of the largest vanilla producers in the world with a lot of that crossing the land border to Indonesia.

PNG inventory compilers to undergo hands on training

The workshop is fully supported by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) scheduled from March 13-17.

The intensive hands-on training is based on the National Greenhouse Gas Inventory (NHGI) for the agriculture, forest and other land uses (AFOLU) sector.

PNG is among many countries under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that rectified the Paris Agreement and must report on their status on the NGHGI.

The Government through CCDA is preparing data from the AFOLU for NGHGI.

Forum to discuss national E-agriculture strategy

The sector has the potential to improve food security, nutrition and income earning opportunities; create employment; reduce poverty; and enhance socio-economic development.

It is the sector that needs to be targeted with sound policies and strategies and adequate support to improve livelihoods and foster rural development.

Improved access and better linkages between Research-Extension-Farmer through information remains a priority.

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Chimbu man in claims of human trafficking, in court

A 42-year-old man from Korokoa village, Gumine district, Chimbu Province briefly appeared at the Waigani Committal Court on Thursday over allegations of human trafficking.

Agriculture sector underfunded since Independence