Joe Fiyoe Egenae

Joe Fiyoe Egenae


Master of Tropical Animal Science, James        Cook University, QLD, Australia.
Master of Science (Entomology), National        Pingtung University of Science &
Technology, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Post Graduate Diploma in Agriculture            University of Science & Technology,                Lae,PNG.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture –                University of Science & Technology, Lae,        PNG.

Areas of Teaching/ Expertise

Animal/Livestock Production Sciences and    Crops and Livestock Protection.


Division of Agriculture & Rural Development
School of Science & Technology
University of Goroka
P.O. Box 1078
GOROKA 441, Eastern Highlands Province
Phone: (+675)531 1767 

Egenae is from the Eastern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea and had been teaching at the University of Goroka (UoG) with the Division of Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) under the School of Science and Technology (SST) since 2009. Prior to taking up teaching duties at UoG, he had worked in other public and private organisations. For three years from 1999 to 2003 he had worked as Client Services Officer and Community Development Coordinator respectively with a non-government organisation called the ‘Research and Conservation Foundation of PNG’. His first job after completing a bachelor’s degree was with ‘Smallholder Rural Project Management Co Pty Ltd’, in the Morobe province which was a subsidiary of the then Agriculture Bank now called the National Development Bank. That was for two years only from 1996 to 1997 and another two months in 2006 was spent with Niugini Binatang Research as a research supervisor in entomological research in the Madang Province. He has dual master’s degrees in Tropical Animal Science and Entomology from James Cook University in Queensland, Australia and National Pingtung University of Science and Technology in Taiwan respectively. He earned his postgraduate diploma and bachelor’s degree from the University of Technology in Lae, PNG. And so his speciality is in tropical livestock production systems as well as agricultural entomology (management of pests affecting food crops). However, he has other experiences in the areas of community development, environmental management and project proposal documentation.

Research Interest/ Background

With the qualification background in tropical livestock production and agricultural entomology, research interest is in; 
-    Enhancing production and reproduction of livestock already available to farmers. 
-    Integrating improved livestock production systems into the existing local production systems. 
-    Refocussing on improving smaller livestock (poultry, rabbit, smaller breed of goats, etc) to offset necessary costs as well as improving general well being of families. 
-    Approaching pest management from integrated perspective to avoid building resistance in insect pests.


Yield decline of sweet potato in the humid lowlands of Papua New Guinea. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 79, 259 – 269.

Sweet Potato Weevil, (Cylas formicarius) Incidence in the Humid Lowlands of PNG. Food Security for Papua New Guinea. ACIAR Proceedings. No. 99, 736 – 745.

Influence of Management Practices in Rainfed Rice Ecosystems on the incidence of Rice Brown Planthopper            (Nilaparvata lugens) in PNG. ACIAR Proceedings. No. 99, 846 – 859.