The National Agricultural Research Institute NARI

Linked with Maria LINIBI – Papua New Guinea, and with Strategies for agriculture and rural development in Papua New Guinea.

NARI is a publicly-funded statutory research organisation for conducting applied and development-oriented research on food crops, emerging food and cash crops, livestock and resource management issues. In its vision for PNG, NARI foresees “Prosperous PNG Agricultural Communities.” The word “prosperous” implies economic, social, and cultural well-being of all residents of PNG. Reference to “agricultural communities”, in its wider sense, means that the prosperity of all in PNG will be realised through wealth creation and sustainable broad-based economic growth from agricultural development. The major targets are the smallholder, semi-subsistence, semi-commercial and commercial farmers and rural communities in the country.

The mission of NARI is “To promote innovative agricultural development in Papua New Guinea through scientific research, knowledge creation and information exchange.”

It was established by an Act (NARI Act 1996) of National Parliament of Papua New Guinea (PNG) as a publicly-funded statutory research organisation for conducting applied and development-oriented research on food crops, emerging food and cash crops, livestock and resource management issues. The major targets are the smallholder, semi-subsistence, semi-commercial and commercial farmers and rural communities in the country. Besides applied and adaptive research, NARI is responsible for providing authoritative technical, analytical and diagnostic services and up-to-date information to the entire agricultural sector in PNG.

NARI conducts development-oriented applied research focussed on staple food crops, emerging cash and food crops, village livestock and natural resource management in the context of integrated farming systems.
Focus research and information efforts on smallholder semi-subsistence farming and rural communities so that these efforts can directly assist this neglected sector and bring about well-balanced and widespread economic growth.
Contribute to the development of human resources by training and developing scientific and technical capacity, to develop science, knowledge and technology-based agriculture in PNG.

Read: Prosperous Papua New Guinea through agricultura development.

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