National Food Security Policy 2017-2027

The National Agriculture and Livestock Policy provide the basis to make PNG agriculture more resilient to climate change. It identifies and adopts new varieties of crops, especially thermal resistant crops and alternative cropping pat-terns, capable of withstanding extremes of whether, long dry spells, flooding, and variable moisture availability. Agricul-ture will need to be progressively adapted to projected climate change and our agricultural research systems must be ori-ented to monitor and evaluate climate change and recommended changes in agriculture practices accordingly. This will be supported by the convergence and integration of traditional knowledge and practice systems, information technology, geospatial technologies and biotechnology. New credit and insurance mechanisms will be devised to facilitate adaptation of desired practices. Focus would be improving productivity of rain fed agriculture.

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