Common agricultural challenges for PNG and Australia

1 JANUARY 2003

Researchers from our closet northern neighbour have developed a partnership with the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation which includes Charles Sturt University to support the development of stable and resilient agricultural production. A five-day visit by three visitors from Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) University of Technology to Wagga Wagga will also allow them discussion about common issues confronting agriculture this century, such as food security, biosecurity and changing commodity markets. Director of the EH Graham Centre, Professor Deidre Lemerle says the visit stems from an invitation made during her trip to PNG last November. “We’ll build on last year’s discussion about developing staff and student exchanges and collaborative research programs with Charles Sturt University, which aim to build links with PNG and ultimately build their capacity for sustainable agriculture,” she said. “The visitors will spend time with EH Graham Centre researchers working in their fields of interest including crop and animal production, tour facilities and visit farms in the district.”

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Kate Roberts, 02 6933 2207

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