6 Nov 2017

Caution urged over focus of PNG agriculture summit

From , 5:03 am on 6 November 2017

Papua New Guinea's government has been urged not to use an agricultural summit to promote expansion of industrial agriculture.

The call from community advocacy group ACT NOW comes as the government prepares to host its first ever National Agriculture Summit this month.

Agriculture minister Benny Allan says the summit is about unlocking the economic potential of the agriculture sector.

ACT NOW's Eddie Tanago says while the idea of a summit is good, the govenment has done little to help the average farmer in PNG.

Food production in Papua New Guinea

Food production in Papua New Guinea Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades