KYEEMA’s latest interns Linda Sataro and Melissa Ralda are women with a vision for PNG that aligns with our goals at KYEEMA. In this country, and in the Indo-Pacific more broadly, our aim is to develop breeding programs and training in the conservation and expansion of indigenous chickens – a precious local food resource that is under-utilised. This strategy will be employed at rural community level to improve household incomes and achieve the ultimate goal of decreasing rates of childhood stunting and improved food and nutrition security in the country in PNG. These women have volunteered their time to develop this project – specifically for stakeholder analysis, business model development, adaptation of training materials into Pidgin, online agri-business marketing research, and networking with local groups. We are excited to report that in February this year, with funds from Rotary, we conducted our first training activity in village poultry breeding and husbandry for two “Master Farmers” in the Morobe Province.