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Governor commends NARI for vital research

NARI is a key national institution that can contribute in a meaningful way to raise the living standards of Papua New Guineans in rural communities, says Morobe Governor Kasiga Kelly Naru.

“Historically, NARI has done many research and development work, since the days of the CSIRO in the 1960s. It has also achieved many successes,” Naru said.

He said the information materials and specimens being showcased at the show were the reflection of work done by NARI officers and its partners.

“Credit must go to our young researchers and scientists,” Naru said when addressing the guests and farmers at the 2015 Agricultural Innovations Show at Bubia on August 12.

Naru said Morobe is described as the food bowl of PNG and therefore it is important that the country’s premier agriculture research institution is based in Morobe.

He also recognized other agri-businesses in the province that contribute to the economy such as Trukai Industries, Niugini Tablebirds and Zenag Chicken.

The Governor also acknowledged that NARI maintains one of the biggest germplasms of taro (800+) at Bubia with some of collections are used elsewhere in the Pacific for commercial agriculture with exports to Australia and New Zealand.  

With regard to the show theme, Naru said it was about creating new innovations and using these ideas into the promotion of small to medium enterprises. He said it was a good topic and something close to his heart.

“PNG must capitalize on the outputs by NARI and ensure all these good research and development work in applied in the field to benefit our small holder farmers and agri-businesses,” he said.

The Governor thanked the Agriculture Minister for putting a stop to the import of uncooked poultry products into the country.

“The ban is good for the domestic poultry industry as it benefits local players namely Niugini Tablebirds and Zenag Chicken as well as poultry farmers.”

The Governor said since his government took office in 2012, much has been achieved in coffee, cocoa, rice and fresh produce.

He said coffee in particular has been hitting the world markets with direct exports by smallholder growers of rural Morobe.

Naru also indicated that the Morobe Provincial Government will be keen in joining the rice development bandwagon in the province due to on-going collaborations between NARI, Trukai Industries and Unitech in rice research and development.

“The provincial government is now coming on board to partner with these vital companies and organizations to move research and development of rice to the next level,” Naru said.

Naru added that agriculture is the key to wealth creation, nation building and poverty reduction in the country.

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