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Lowland crops establishing in the central highlands of Papua New Guinea

Climate change has shifted the altitudinal range of crops in many places and that is happening in PNG. In the video below, Timothy is explaining the establishment of a number of lowland tree crops in the central highlands of PNG, in Jiwaka Province. Timothy, as part of his Master of Science in Agriculture project, studying the changes in agroclimatic conditions that have made the conditions favorable for the crops to grow there. Among other things, he is investigating the changes in pests and diseases status, common pests and diseases losing their status or new ones establishing as pests and diseases.

Story Information:

Country: Papua New Guinea

Topic: Agriculture/food security

Photo or video credit: Timothy Ngembil

Text Credit: Patrick Michael (with video)

Date : 16 July 2023

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