Creating food resilient gardens in a time of climate change

Yams help villagers develop sustainable food security

The NZMFAT funded team are increasing food resilience for village farmers in some of the simplest ways possible. The really poor in PNG remain isolated and good quality planting materials are hard to come by.

Yams are not for everyone. The African yam is wonderful, but only in warmer areas. Luckily there’s plenty of warm areas in PNG. Here is what David and Anna Kulimbao are sharing-

‘These yams I bought at the Goroka market. When we cut these yams into pieces we can get 10-15 pieces in one yam alone and that is good for farmers to plant
These yams are meant for ‘seed’ planting in each of the farmers’ gardens
So far we have distributed 44 yams in Wapenamanda and Wabag and Kompiam in Enga Province.
The recent ones that I bought today  and the day before yesterday I will give it to the Simbu farmers and some will go to Enga people.
Thankyou Virginia and DA and Ben for your heartfelt support given to the local farmers in Enga and Chimbu Province  Cheers DK and AK’

Yam Annas Dad for distribution