A community champion

His vision, dedication, and tireless advocacy were instrumental in organising the community, forging links with FAO, and mobilising resources to construct the primary school and health post.

Michael's leadership, as head of the village business group named Hambini Village Development Business Group, showcased the immense impact an individual could have when they harnessed the power of community and collaboration.

FAO triggers policy development for women in agriculture

The workshop, attended by around 31 representatives from West and East Sepik provinces, included members of the Gender Mainstreaming Technical Working Group, financial institutions, MSME representatives, the Provincial Councils of Women, and civil society organizations.

The participants discussed and brainstormed on what needs to be done to support and empower women in agriculture and formulate a national policy and implementation plan for WiA.

Digicel Cellmoni partners with STREIT project

The training was facilitated by Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as part of the STREIT project.

CellMoni and MiBank utilized the training opportunity to introduce digital financial services by conducting awareness and education about mobile wallets. 

Services such as loan repayments or Superannuation contribution through CellMoni were explained to add convenience into their daily financial life.

1,500 Farmers In East Sepik To Get Support

The program will enable farmers to improve household income and food and nutrition security.

To increase economic return from aquaculture, riverine and coastal fisheries value chain in East Sepik Province is the purpose of a Letter of Agreement (LoA) signed between the FAO-led EU-STREIT PNG Programme and Foundation of Women in Agriculture Development (FOWIAD) in early November 2021.

Under this collaboration, the service provider will organize the formation of 60 fish farm clusters involving 1,500 fish farmers in Wosera-Gawi, Maprik, Yangoru-Saussia and Wewak districts.

FAO Partners With Small Enterprise

This collaboration was sealed after a recent signing between FAO and WSEP Centre under the European Union-funded Programme for Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea (EU-STREIT PNG).

EU-STREIT PNG supports WSEP Centre to conduct business management and corporate trainings for 1000 executives of agri-rural cooperatives and small businesses in the Sepik region, and empower them to lead their cooperatives and businesses to increase economic returns. 

PNG Needs Bio-Security Policy and Bill

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations food security definition, is when “all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life.”

FAO in Papua New Guinea last week hosted a virtual Food Systems Summit Dialogue.

The dialogue consisted of three sessions: two panel sessions and a breakout session for guided discussions.

Fighting hunger and boosting resilient rural livelihoods can lead to peace: FAO

“We know that actions to promote food security can help prevent a crisis, mitigate its impacts and promote post-crisis recovery and healing,” Graziano da Silva said.

Conflicts are a key driver of protracted crises, where hunger is three times more likely than in the rest of the developing world, while the countries with the highest levels of food insecurity are also those most affected by conflict.

New initiative looks to bring soils into classrooms around the globe

A new series of educational materials is teaching children the importance of healthy soils for our food, environment, livelihoods and well-being.

Developed by FAO and the Washington D.C.-based National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) as part of the 2015 International Year of Soils (IYS2015), the materials target children aged 5 to 14, using word games, puzzles, drawing activities and other interactive elements.