Creating food resilient gardens in a time of climate change

EU funded Climate Change Action – NARI planting material goes out to village based extension officers

A week long workshop was held at NARI’s Momase Research Centre at Bubia, 9 mile Lae in mid-December 2018. Many key NARI scientists contributed and Dave Askin from Kiwi land was there to add some experience. He had worked in both the 1997 and 2015/16 droughts. From his perspective water, fire (prevention/management), starch foods, insect challenges were all big ticket items. Training was offered in various livestock – including fish, food processing and preservation areas, crop propagation, garden and soil management – and more.
Planting material has been shared with the folk – their locations of work shown on map below.

Various agencies represented at the weeklong workshop.