Traditional vegetables once provided a large proportion of the daily protein, vitamin and mineral intake in Papua New Guinea. As the country becomes integrated with the global economy, however, people are consuming more imported processed foods and are eating more meat. Groups in PNG are working to promote consumption of traditional crops to improve nutrition and health. --MORE--
AVRDC is strengthening seed security in Papua New Guinea and enhancing availability of good quality seed of traditional vegetable crops, produced by the farmers themselves.