Cyril Kolese Atung

Position: Crops Scientist- Plant Breeder & Agronomist


Currently, managing the In situ conservation and utilization of sweetpotato for climate smart agriculture. Analysis and design experimental design with R and genstat. Edit scientific articles for junior scientists, edit proposals from junior scientists, graduated with a master's in Plant breeding from Massey University (NZ) in 2019. Scientist sweet potato and taro 2015 to 2017 February. Junior scientist "Generation of Agricultural technologies to mitigate climate change imposed risks to food security in smallholder communities in Western Pacific countries 2012 to 2015". Project implementing junior scientist on adapting clonally propagated crops to climate and commercial challenges 2012 to 2015.Assistant sugar cane breeder 2010 to 2012 Ramu Agri-Industries (RAI). Graduate trainee RAI 2008 November to Jan 2010 covering soil surveys for new oil palm development Surinam & Dumpu, pest and disease surveys, moddus effect on sugar cane ripening, effect of balance on broad leaf weeds, sugar can breeding, sugar cane fertilizer trials and farm types of machinery and implements crops services unit (RAIL)


Masters Degree in Science-Major Plant breeding Massey University NZ 2018
BSC. Agriculture-PNG University of Technology -2006


Project management, data analysis and design scientific and report writing,research, horticulture crops, climate smart agriculture, climate change, crops diversification, project monitoring & evaluation,In situ conservation and management of crops, drought nad water management