Food and Agriculture Organization

Only female FAO candidate visits Pacific

Backed by France and the European Union, the 55-year-old candidate recently met with media in Port Moresby.

Out of the five candidates of the agency’s top leadership post, Catherine Geslain-Laneelle is the only female.

She is an engineer in agronomy and has held high-ranking positions at the French Ministry of Agriculture and Food, going from head of international exchanges to Director-General for Food and finally Director-General for the economic and environmental performance of businesses.

CCDA reveals constraints in data collection

CCDA national communication officer Larsen Daboyan highlighted that there’s lack of funding for effectively collecting quality data throughout Papua New Guinea.

The agriculture, forestry and land-use sector is a key source of greenhouse gas emissions for PNG.

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.

Institutions must be fully engaged in compiling GHG Inventory data

These include institutions from the agriculture, forest and other land use (AFOLU) sector.

This was highlighted at a recent workshop in Port Moresby aimed to revise the work done so far on a complete quality assurance process of the GHG estimations in PNG.

The workshop was facilitated by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and attended by officers from the agriculture and land-use sector.

CCDA in partnership with FAO is working to complete the GHG estimations from the AFOLU sector to form the NGHGI.

Data compilation needs improvement to complete GHG Inventory

This was revealed at a workshop in Port Moresby to revise the work done so far on a complete quality assurance process of the GHG estimations in PNG.

The workshop was facilitated by the Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and attended by officers from the agriculture and land-use sector.

The Government of PNG, through CCDA in partnership with the FAO, is working to complete the GHG estimations from the Agriculture, Forest and Other Land Uses (AFOLU) sector to form the NGHGI.