The research project is part of Trukai’s wider rice industry aimed at developing rice cultivation techniques and identifying places conducive for rice cultivation.
Betthere are plans to change that so that Papua New Guineacan be an exporter of rice, rther than an importer.
Earlier today TukaiIndustries andthe University of Tecnology signed an MoU asthe second phase tothe rice project. The head of surveying and land studies, Proffessor Dilip Kumar Pal, has confidence inthe project.
The rice project will look at increasing food security, and improving small-scale farming, turningthem into commercial rice production.
UNITECH’s head of agriculture department said Papua New Guineahas potential in farming and exporting rice, which has been ignored in pasts years.
Chief executive officer of TrukaiIndustries, Marc Donavan, said today thatthe project will be assisted withthe use of high definition technologies. The entire project costs about K500, 000.00.
The research is expected to changethe face of rice cultivation in Papua New Guinea