Western Pacific EU ARD Project

Generation and adaptation of improved agricultural technologies to mitigate climate change-imposed risks to food production within vulnerable smallholder farming communities in Western Pacific countries Project is financed by the European Union and Implemented by the PNG National Agricultural Research Institute (NARI) in Partnership with:
  1. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Solomon Islands,
  2. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD), Vanuatu and
  3. The University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria,
Project implementation countries: Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. Overall objective: To mitigate climate change associated risks to food security and livelihoods for vulnerable smallholder farming communities in Western Pacific countries – PNG, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu Specific objective: To improve the food production capacity of smallholder farming communities in PNG, SI and Vu in areas where precipitation deficits and/or excesses and soil salinity problems are becoming significant threats to agricultural production and productivity Implementation period: Five years from 15 February 2011 to 2016 Financial Resources Total Cost EUR 3.66 million (PGK 13.0 million) EU Support EUR 2.93 million (PGK 10.40 million) NARI contribution EUR 0.73 million (PGK 2.6 million)       For regular updates on project activities and networking, visit the Project Blog: https://euardproject.wordpress.com