Pacific Adventist University, Papua New Guinea
November 14, 2018
The 25-hectare Philippines – Papua New Guinea Rice Demonstration Farm is leased and situated inside the Pacific Adventist University located outside Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.
The said project aims to establish a model seed farm that can be a source of certified rice seeds for commercial and smallholder farmers of Papua New Guinea.
In August this year, under a rice cooperation agreement between the two countries, the Philippines’ Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and Department of Agriculture (DA) sent 19 Filipino farm technicians and tax-free supplies and equipment in Port Moresby to spearhead the development of the demo farm, which includes irrigation and planting of initial rice seeds.
This rice demonstration farm will be showcased during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting (AELM) in Port Moresby from November 17-18, 2018.
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