Food Security Policy

Papua New Guinea National Food Security Policy 2017 – 2026

Growing agriculture for food security, good nutrition and health

This policy replaces the Papua New Guinea National Food Security Policy (NNFSP) 2000 – 2010. The policy sets the medium to long – term direction and signals priority areas to focus resources (financial and human) to build sustainable food security for all Papua New Guineans. It provides a platform for joint planning to guide coherent programs and actions from all key stakeholders to strengthen food security in Papua New Guinea.

A primary aim of the policy is to foster strong public – private partnerships and thus leverage agriculture’s potential to promote enhanced nutrition and health by bringing profitable smallholder farming, efficient food value chains, women’s income and child nutrition together.

Successful implementation of the policy will contribute to advancing the nation towards the Vision 2050 of being a smart, wise, fair and happy society, and achieving the global Sustainable Development Goal 2 to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

The policy complements other agriculture policies such as the National Rice Policy and the promotion of export crops under the nation al agriculture plan framework which are also areas vital for livelihoods, employment, economic development and food security.

The NFSP 2017-2026 will benefit all Papua New Guineans who each have a shared responsibility and stake in achieving sustainable food security. The policy will guide all key stakeholders working to improve food security in PNG; including relevant government agents at national, provincial, district and local levels, academic and research institutions, development partners, non-government organizations, faith – based organizations, private sector and community stakeholders.

Download the policy document here.