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Presentation For the Science for Impact- Building The Critical Mass. Workshop Facilitated by CTA and Jointly Organized by UNRE, NARI and USP School of Agriculture and Food Technology, Samoa

Theme 3. Producing the Kinds of Graduates Required.

Presentations on this theme were one from the PNG University of Technology, a joint presentation from the two Fijian institutions (in 2010 to be merged in the Fiji National University), one from the USP School of Agriculture and Food Technology and two from UNRE. Dr Maia Wamala presented a detailed profile of the Department of Agriculture of the University of Technology, its role in teaching, research and extension but with particular emphasis in his presentation on post-graduate studies.

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  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Papua New Guinea University of Technology has 13 teaching departments and 3 affiliated colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>The total number of teachers and scientists are over 500 with a student’s capacity of 3000. </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Agriculture is the leading academic department providing agricultural science training in the country </li></ul><ul><li>Currently the Department has about 250 students enrolled in its four year degree program </li></ul><ul><li>11 postgraduate students(5PGD, 2MPhil, 1PhD) </li></ul><ul><li>16 Academic staff </li></ul><ul><li>Plays major role in Teaching, Research and Outreach activities </li></ul>
  3. 3. Staff Profile <ul><li>Head of Department </li></ul><ul><li>Professor Abdul Halim , PhD (Los Banos, Phil) MSc., BAg (Bangladesh Agric Univ) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Agricultural Extension Education, Training and Farming Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Maia H. Wamala, PhD (Unitech) MAgSt; PGDip (UQ,Australia), BScAg-Hon; BScAg (UPNG) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Crop Physiology, Agronomy and Plant Breeding </li></ul>Academic Staff Deputy Head of Department
  4. 4. <ul><li>Associate Professor/ Senior Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Surya Nath, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>(Kansas State), MTech. (I.I.T </li></ul><ul><li>Khagragur), BSc-Ag.Eng </li></ul><ul><li>(Allahabad, India), MASAE </li></ul><ul><li>(USA), AMIAgricEng (UK), MSEA </li></ul><ul><li>(Australia) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Agricultural Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Assoiate Professor /Senior Lecturer and Acting Director of Biotechnology Center </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Gariba Danbaro, PhD (Kobe, Japan), MPhil; BSc (Ghana) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Animal Breeding and Management </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Associate Professor/Cord. PG Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Shamsul Akanda, PhD </li></ul><ul><li>(OSU, Oregon), MScAg; BSc-Hons (BAU) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization : Plant Pathology and Crop Protection </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Peter A. Manus ( PhD (PNG UNITECH) MSc (Ag.Econ, Readings), BScAg- Hons (UPNG) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Production Economics, Agricultural Management </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Lecturer </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. William Kerua , MSc-RSM (UQ), BScAg (PNGUT), Advanced Dip.Ed (UPNG-GTC), CertTropFish (NFC) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Agricultural Extension and Rural Systems Management </li></ul>Lecturer Dr Rao Rajashekhar, MSc(Agr), PhD Specialization: Soil Science, Agriculture Chemistry
  7. 7. Mr. Patrick Michael, MSc Prelim , MSc (UK) BScAg (Unitech) Specialization: Biotechnology, Genetics, Plant Breeding Lecturer Senior Lecturer Dr Jaya Prakash , BVSc, MVSc, PhD (Poland) Specialization: Nutritional Physiology of Ruminants
  8. 8. Lecturer Mr. Ronney Dotaona , MPhil, BSc.Agri (Unitech) Specialization : Entomology /Crop Protection : Mr. William Nano, PGDip-AgSci (UNE), BScAg-Hons; BScAg (UPNG) Specialization - Animal Production / Extension Training- In-charge of South Pacific Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SPISARD) Senior Technical Instructor
  9. 9. Lecturers on Study Leave <ul><li>Mr. Tom Okpul, MPhil; BScAg (Unitech), DipAg (Vudal). On study leave (PhD) in UQ (Aust) Specialization: Plant Breeding, Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Macquin K. Maino , MApplSc (QUT), BScAg (PNGUT), DipEd. (UPNG-GTC), DipAg (Vudal), CertRes (TIC-Japan). On study leave (PhD) in UQ(Aust) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Plant Pathology, Crop Protection, and Biotechnology </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Veronica Bue , MPhil; BScAg (PNGUT), On study leave (PhD studies Curtain University, Aust.) </li></ul><ul><li>Specialization: Agriculture extension </li></ul>Current total Academic staff: 16 (including 2 Technical Instructors)
  10. 10. <ul><li>South Pacific Institute for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SPISARD) (Outreach Extension Program) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Officer </li></ul><ul><li>Miss. Betty Tiko, PGDip-AgSci, BScAg (UNITECH) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Farm Manager </li></ul><ul><li>(Vacant) </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific officer </li></ul><ul><li>Mr Tata, BApplS (Unitech) </li></ul><ul><li>Principal Technical Officers Mr. Luke Wangi , CertHighTech (Lae Tech) Acting CTO – Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Amos Kairi, DipTropAg (Vudal), CertTropAg (PAC) PTO – Farm </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Senior Technical Officers </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. David Arapi , CertMedLabTech (CAHS) STO – Laboratory Mr. Joshua Yauwo , CertTropAg (Vudal) STO - Laboratory Mr. Ava Kila , CertTropAg (Vudal), PGCert (HATI) STO – Farm, and Acting Farm Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Officers Mr. Francis Tauria , CertHighTech (Lae Tech) Mr. Hendry Gindo , CertHighTech (Lae Tech) Miss Totave Etric , CertTropAg (PAC) </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Assistant Mr. Frank Katu, PETT (Lae Tech) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Extension Research Teaching University Education Core Components of Agricultural Education
  13. 13. ACHIEVEMENTS & SUCCESSES <ul><li>TEACHING </li></ul><ul><li>Degree Program </li></ul><ul><li>The Department of Agriculture offers a four-year course, which leads to the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.- 7 Semesters Full time lectures and one semester of Industrial Training </li></ul><ul><li>Department reviewed the undergraduate curriculum in consultation with the stakeholders in industry, government and the community </li></ul><ul><li>Implemented in 2003 first intake of students enrolled on the new curriculum, and the old curriculum was phased out in 2006. </li></ul><ul><li>Three Track System : Science, Production, Development and Extension </li></ul>
  14. 14. Teaching cont: <ul><li>POSTGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAM – ACIAR POST GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME </li></ul><ul><li>The Department offers courses leading to a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>Also offers postgraduate studies for Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) </li></ul><ul><li>ACIAR Scholarship project came into place since 2005 </li></ul>2006 MPhil Graduates
  15. 15. ACIAR- Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme <ul><li>Project contributed significantly in producing demand oriented manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>- training </li></ul><ul><li>- equipment (ICPOES and LECO, computers) </li></ul><ul><li>- renovating of Post Graduate Laboratory </li></ul>
  16. 17. <ul><li>41 </li></ul><ul><li>PhD 2 </li></ul><ul><li>MPhil 11 </li></ul><ul><li>PGD 28 </li></ul><ul><li> Current </li></ul><ul><li>PhD 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Mphil 2 </li></ul><ul><li>PGD 5 </li></ul><ul><li>24 </li></ul><ul><li> 3 </li></ul><ul><li>21 </li></ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul>
  17. 25. Number of Postgraduates Trained Since 2004 <ul><li>* ACIAR and Unitech sponsor </li></ul><ul><li>PGD – Postgraduate Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>MPhil – Master of Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>PhD – Doctor of Philosophy </li></ul>Year Program Number of Graduates ACIAR Sponsor Unitech or other Sponsors 2004 PGD MPhil 2 1 3 2005 PGD MPhil 2 1 3 2006 PGD MPhil 5 2 5 2 2007 PGD MPhil 7 3 7 2 1 2008 PGD Mphil PhD 6 1 2 5 1 Current (on going) PGD MPhil PhD 5 2 1 5 2 1 Total 41 25 14
  18. 26. 2. Research by Academic Staff The Department has concentrated research on areas including selected food crops, small animals, policy analysis, economics, agricultural extension & training, and farming systems. Year No of Research Status 2004 6 All completed 2005 2006 3 All completed 2007 5 All completed 2008 5 Continuing 10 Proposed
  19. 27. 2.1 Teaching and Research Facilities <ul><li>1. Biotechnology Centre 2. Analytical Laboratory </li></ul><ul><li>A/Director is Dr Gariba Danbaro </li></ul>ICEOPS Combustion Analyser Tissue Culture PCR ICEOPS – Inductivity Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer PCR - Polymerase Chain Reaction LECO
  20. 28. 2.2Teaching and Research Farm <ul><li>Farm of approx: 40ha </li></ul><ul><li>Main functions of farm are to provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical and financial data for teaching, demo, and research, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Materials for demo and practical training in Agri techniques, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facilitate for research and development work by uni staff, students, and for outside bodies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Produce food for sale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other activities </li></ul></ul>
  21. 29. Teaching and Research Farm cont: Perennial Tree Crops Rubber integrated with Cocoa s
  22. 30. Coffee Plots Hybrid coconut Plots Perennial Tree Crops Teaching and Research Farm cont:
  23. 31. Teaching and Research Farm cont: Taro Plots Yam Plots Root Crops
  24. 32. Teaching and Research Farm cont: Pigs Goats Livestock
  25. 33. 3. The South Pacific Institute of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development (SPISARD) <ul><li>SPISARD is the new initiative by the Department to meaningfully contribute towards rural development. </li></ul><ul><li>The institute provides a conduit for the Agriculture Department, and the University as a whole, to deliver appropriate technology and professional advice to about 85 % of the rural population in PNG. </li></ul><ul><li>SPISARD, as a knowledge and technology delivery model, accommodates the concept of model villages that becomes the focal point for onsite activities and demonstration of the new farming and community development initiatives / technology. </li></ul><ul><li>Programs includes: capacity building, training, technology transfer, on-farm research, students’ industrial training, high school programs </li></ul>
  26. 34. SPISARD Activities <ul><li>Village water dam site project Unitech civil engineers surveying site </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  27. 35. 3.1 SPISARD activities at villages Women and children attending training wheat crop maturing Wheat project garden
  28. 36. SNAP SHOTS SPISARD activities at villages inland fish project farmers attending training Village women threshing rice Young children learning to thresh rice
  29. 37. SNAP SHOTS SPISARD activities at villages Prof Halim with students on excursion – Situm village. Female student presenting her poster to villagers Professor and extension student group Rice seed distribution to local farmer
  30. 38. 4. Linkages <ul><li>The Department has established links with individuals and organizations both national and international that it finds relevance. </li></ul><ul><li>The current linkages are with NARI, DAL, CCI, CRI, OPRA,FPDA, PDAL, Trukai Rice Industries, Ramu Sugar and the PGovt. &LLG, </li></ul><ul><li>ACIAR, UQ, ANU,USP, NZAid, JICA, APAARI , CTA , UoM and IRETA </li></ul>
  31. 39. Constraints <ul><li>The USUALS *!#@? </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Lab and Farm Equipment and Implements </li></ul><ul><li>Manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Training </li></ul>
  32. 40. Conclusion <ul><li>Unitech mandatory to teaching, research and extension with involvement of students </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Agriculture is the leading academic department providing agricultural science training in the country </li></ul><ul><li>To successfully achieve it vision and aims, constraints identified need to be addressed </li></ul><ul><li>However ACIAR contributed significantly in producing demand oriented manpower and Capacity building </li></ul><ul><li>The Department has established links with individuals and organizations both national and international that it finds relevance </li></ul><ul><li>It will continue her efforts to conduct collaborative works with other related institutions of South East Asia, particularly those of pacific countries and Australia. </li></ul>
  33. 41. THE END … and the Beginning