The National Agricultural Research Institute in partnership with the Taiwan Technical Mission is encouraging sustainable agriculture programs through food cultivation in prison facilities and psychiatric centers.
Laloki Psychiatric Centre outside of Port Moresby embraced this concept as part of its rehabilitation program, which encourages patients to grow food crops.
Over the years, NARI been at the forefront of encouraging sustainable agriculture in the country.
Its recent partnership with government institutions such as; Department of Agriculture and Livestock , Taiwan Technical Team, the Laloki Psychiatric Center and Bomana Correctional Institutions, has seen an intervention with patients being utilized to grow food crops as a therapy to free their mind from trouble.
A field Day Demonstration today at Laloki Psychiatric Center outside of Port Moresby is an example of what the NARI and Taiwan agricultural experts are doing to rehabilitate patients including Bomana Prisoners.
NARI has been operating in the country for almost 20 years through its extensive range of agriculture programs promoting food nutrition resilient to periods of drought.
The involvement of NARI and Taiwanese Agriculture Experts at Laloki taught patients how to cultivate new species of foods crops that can produce higher yields.