20 Jul 2010

Flower show by PNG women could generate income for households

9:53 am on 20 July 2010

Women in East New Britain have successfully hosted a two-day flower show in Papua New Guinea to promote floriculture that could generate additional income for households.

As a result, the Women and Youth in Agriculture Development group was formed with the help of the National Agriculture Research Institute, a division of Primary Industries and female farmers.

The National newspaper reports the Institute's research associate scientist, Kiteni Kurika said floriculture was one of the new endeavours to motivate women not only to plant but to make money out of it.

Kiteni Kurika says the move benefits landscaping and will help develop the local hotel and tourism industries.