DAL PISS – Momase
The Momase Regional Directorate of the Department of Agriculture and Livestock’s (DAL) Provincial and Industrial Support Services (PISS) is administered out of Erap near Lae in the Morobe Province. The PISS concept evolved following an approval of the National Agriculture Council meeting held in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province in 1998, which consequently saw the creation of regional PISS offices in a new look DAL structure approved by the Department of Personnel Management in 1999.
The Momase region covers the Morobe, Madang, East Sepik and Sandaun provinces. Other sister regional directorates are located in Kokopo for New Guinea Islands, Goroka for Highlands and Port Moresby for the Southern region.
The aim of these regional offices is to establish linkages with stakeholders in the provinces and industry corporation and provide support for the delivery of goods and services coupled with infrastructure development through integrated planning and decision making.
Our vision is to achieve excellent liaison with provinces, districts and stakeholders; and as a centre of excellence in facilitating support services to agricultural policy, management, and as a key partner with provinces to promote food security.
Our mission is to enhance performances, and support the development of provincial agricultural systems. To achieve this, PISS provides support services in the areas of policy, technical and organisational management; in collaboration with provincial authorities and stakeholders.
PISS relationship and mode of operation are guided by values of transparency, respect, learning and understanding of the District and Local Level Government systems, capacity needs, and commitment to assist and support, as enhanced by the “Reforms”.
PISS will work in partnership with Provincial, Districts, Local Level Governments and other stakeholders, within their own capacity development plans.
- PISS will optimize uses of outputs that satisfy provincial, departmental and national goals. PISS will integrate effectiveness and efficiency in its endeavour, in fulfilling its regional objectives.
- PISS will adopt a system- building approach to help provinces develop their capacity within the framework of policy, organization and management.
- PISS will seek to strengthen its operation in the Momase Region, by building on provisions of quality services by staff, intensifying its involvement and interactions with provincial, district and local level governments through liaison, collaboration and participatory exercises.
How PISS can help
PISS will assist provinces, districts, and industries in the region, to improve the performance of agricultural development systems and organizations. PISS is mindful of its roles and responsibilities, as determine by the Organic Law on Provincial Government and Local-Level Government requirements. It will implement its support roles through collaboration, participatory services, and coordination; to facilitate policy development and capacity enhancement at the different government levels.
Support services will be delivered through seven institutional and technical support components, including Crops, Land Use, Livestock, Marketing, Project Preparation, Planning and Development, Information and Extension. Service roles will be provided in the form of technical advice, coordination, and through the facilitation of workshops, meetings and training programmes.
Should provinces feel that it is necessary to enter into special arrangements, to facilitate some of these support functions, such arrangements can be collaboratively formulated.
- Provide quality advice and technical support to the provinces and industry so as to further develop and expand agriculture base,
- Establish an efficient linkage mechanism through joint program and partnership with provinces and industry corporations, and
- Act as a bridge between research, extension, industry and DAL.
The major functions of the PISS division are to provide technical support and delivery services to rural farmers in each region in the following areas.
- Management and coordination
- Food crops
- Land Use Management
- Project Preparation
- Planning and Economics
- Extension and Information
Contact our office for more information:
PO Box 4535
Papua New Guinea
Phone/Fax: (675) 472 0258