Creating food resilient gardens in a time of climate change

New ways with plant propagation – Dec 2018

NARI teams lead by Jeffrey Waki and Pascal Pandau are continuing great work with plant propagation. Traditional methods mean only a few plants are propagated from a parent. With limited material available of special lines – it is important to learn skills of mini-sett plant propagation.
Here Pascal and a field worker are assessing growth of mini-sett cassava. During drought, some local cassava has high cyanide levels that can be toxic to people and livestock. Improved NARI lines remain low in cyanide. That’s important.
The recent extension officer workshop in Lae meant staff from other stakeholder agencies got to learn new techniques and take planting material away with them.

Smart plant propagation matters.