The Agriculture Sectoral Committee is set up to maintain a membership of sectoral stakeholders to network and promote a sustained, broad based consultative process of providing input to the formulation of agriculture policies for collective implementation. The Committee brings together relevant Government, private sector, civil society/NGOs representatives and development partners to deliberate on the potentials and issues of the agriculture sector in PNG and provide collective inputs for development of appropriate strategies to address identified issues or to strengthen the sector through policy and legislative reforms. Essentially the Committee’s purpose is to support the Government’s aspirations for development of the Agriculture sector.
The Committee does this through constant liaison with relevant Government Departments that are directly related to the sector (Department of Agriculture and Livestock, Department of Commerce and Industry, Department of National Planning and Monitoring, National Forestry Authority, National Fisheries Authority, Department of Environment and Conservation, Office of Climate and Development etc.) to ensure that the long term development strategy for the agriculture sector is on track.
“Helping to grow Sustainable Agriculture for a Better PNG”