COFFEE SAMPLES READY FOR CUPPING COMPETITION

Coffee samples for the 2018 National Coffee Cupping Competition are starting to reach CIC’s warehouse in Goroka. This is in preparation for the regional competition which is anticipated to be held in a week’s time in Eastern Highlands Province. Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) General Manager Steven Tumae confirmed that so far they have received 108 samples at the warehouse and it reaffirms the reason for holding a competition this year. “From this lot, we will be having a regional competition[…]

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COFFEE MOA TO ADDRESS MARKET ACCESS FOR TAPINI

Goilala District is the 6th district to enter on a partnership deal with the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) to revive coffee extension in the area. The district used to be the top coffee producer in the Southern Region up until the decline of government services in the area in recent years. It has three LLGs; Tapini, which is accessible by both air and land transport and Guari and Woitape only accessible by air. The signing of the coffee Memorandum of[…]

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PPAP coffee engages women in bee keeping

The World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded coffee rehabilitation project continue to empower women in rural areas of the country. A private sector firm Agro Dev Trade Ltd (ADDL) operating as lead partner in this coffee project has come up with a brilliant initiative to involve mothers of Kinjipi Women Community Development Club of Rombanga Parandaka Tribe in the Dei Council District, Jiwaka Province to deliver its bee keeping activity. It was an exciting moment for[…]

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Crater Mountain coffee growers in dire need of road access

THE people of Crater Mountain in the Unavi LLG of Lufa District, Eastern Highlands  Province, are in dire need of a serviceable road to sell their coffee and to access social services. The area is accessible only by light one-engine Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Adventist Aviation Services (AAS) planes from the township of Goroka. There was a 50 km road access in colonial days from Lufa station to Unavi via Gouno. However it is not accessible by vehicles for[…]

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