Papua New Guinea

New sweet potato vines breed distributed to increase food security

Papua New Guinea’s Fresh Produce Development Agency (FPDA) has provided 200 vines of new breed sweet potatoes (kaukau) for seedlings. The goal is to promote food security and healthy food consumption in Lae District and Ahi local level government including part of Nawaeb District in Morobe.

FPDA officer from Mamose Regional Office Keith Tapen stated that ward members, farmers and community leaders who participated in the training that these sweet potatoes vines are scientifically proven to be pathogen's resistant and has good health benefits that includes; preventing eye sight problems, helps prevent cancer and is also strengthens the immune system.


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