Pacific Media Planning Seminar to address effective communication in Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

The Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) in partnership with the ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States)-EU Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) organised the first Regional Media Seminar in Nadi, Fiji Islands to discuss how media can help in Agriculture and Rural Development within the pacific region.

NAQIA officer honured with a British Empire Medal (BEM)

Apart from his service to the Department and the Authority, Nako is and will always be remembered for his friendship, obedience, openness and faithfulness to his friends and workmates and even to those he would just meet. People like Nako are the "true blue heroes" who sacrificed their life to serve this country without whinging, but content with whatever little they are offered for their services. He truly deserves to be recognized and the medal is well deserved.

AFAS Training for Papua New Guinea Fumigators

Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) is a tiny beetle of the family scolytidae and is a very serious pest of coffee present in New Caledonia, Indonesia, South and Central America, Asia and Africa. PNG is lucky to be free from the dreadful pest which can drastically reduce coffee production and food security in PNG.


Pacific Island countries have been urged to work more closely in protecting their agricultural economy and natural environment against pests and diseases. Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Hon. John Hickey, made the call when he officially opened the 6th Pacific Plant Protection Organization (PPPO) and the 14th Regional Technical Meeting for Plant Protection held in Port Moresby from June 29 – July 3.

Partners in Prevention

Scientists from PNG, the Pacific neighbours and those in Queensland, Australia banded together to help better protect our region from animal diseases. Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries (QPIF) and James Cook University (JCU) scientists recently hosted a range of animal health staff from Pacific Island countries to train them in the diagnosis and surveillance of animal diseases.

Human Dysentry, Menyamya district, Morobe province

NAQIA advise the general public, especially the people of Menyamya and surrounding areas that recent statements in the media suggesting that human dysentery has been caused by pigs or contamination of water supplies by pig effluent are completely incorrect and have no factual or scientific basis. It is regrettable that misleading and confusing misinformation has been promoted through at such a time of crisis.