PNG has a diverse and rich resource base for plants, animal and aquaculture genetic resources used for food and agriculture. These resources suppor the livelihood of the majority of rural population in the country. The safeguarding, maintainence and sustainable uses of this genetic diversity is essential for the current as well as livelihood security
The 2020 State of Environment Report is the first for Papua New Guinea.
The National Agriculture Quarantine and Inspection Authority (NAQIA) is a public funded institution under the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock by an Act of Parliament. The Act defines NAQIA’s function in summary is to perform the role in the protection of Papua New Guinea from infectious pests and diseases that have the potential to seriously harm our unique animal and plant life and affect economic growth. These functions are performed in inspection of imported animal and plants products and providing quality assurance for agricultural exports.