Growers Services

The purpose of the Growers Services section of the RGSD is to conduct systematic collection and transfer of coffee information and recommended technologies developed from research activities conducted by researchers to coffee farmers. The section is als responsible for providing support services to the coffee industry. The CIC through its R&GSD have five impact programs under the jurisdiction of the Grower Services section, referred to as grower services that directly affect the production base of the coffee industry in Papua[…]

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Specialty Coffee

Coffee for Specialty & Niche Markets The demand for Specialty coffee is apparent the world over and in PNG this is no exception. CIC undertook a project to identify farmer groups that have the potential of entering specialty & niche markets. A total of fourteen (14) groups were selected as they were well established groups that have been involved in the production of coffee for a number of years. These groups are located in the main coffee growing provinces of[…]

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About Papua New Guinea

Situated just north of Australia and located toward the south-western end of the Pacific, Papua New Guinea shares the eastern end of the small island of New Guinea with West Papuan province of Indonesia. PNG has a subtropical climate which is ideal for the growing of coffee. Coffee is mainly grown in the highlands region, where the climate is suitable for cultivation of the crop. Recently an adaptive variety called Robusta has been introduced to the lower lying coastal areas.[…]

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AUTHORITIES AWAITING GOVT SUPPORT TO CONTINUE CBB OPERATION

The message now to all coffee farmers in all coffee growing provinces is to get back to the basics of applying best management practices at this crucial time with the coffee berry borer (CBB) already in the country. This was the key message from Agriculture Minister Hon Tommy Tomscoll when visiting a highly infested coffee block in the Asaro area of Eastern Highlands Province on Friday March 24th, 2017. Mr Tomscoll was accompanied by senior officials from the Coffee Industry[…]

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PNG Coffee Production & Export Statistics

     1.0 Introduction The Industry Operations Division of the Corporation is mandated to perform the regulatory function, corporate services and publish reports on the international and domestic market trends and developments. The core activities of the division are Licensing, Inspections, Export and Quality Controls, Economics, Marketing and Promotions. The division also provides other important support services to the Corporation including finance, human resource management, properties and general administration. The Corporation’s Economics section is primarily responsible for collection, compilation and[…]

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TOMSCOLL: K50m NEEDED TO SUPPORT COFFEE BORER WORK

Approximately K50 million will be needed by the quarantine authorities to address the current incursion of coffee berry borer in the country. Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll announced this during a press conference held in Port Moresby on Wednesday March 15th, 2017. “Currently, the Jiwaka- Division of Agriculture & Livestock (DAL), National Agriculture Quarantine Authority (NAQIA) and the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) are implementing a delimiting survey in the Eastern Highlands and Jiwaka provinces. This survey will help us understand the extent[…]

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PNG’s Location

About Papua New Guinea Situated just north of Australia and located toward the south-western end of the Pacific, Papua New Guinea shares the eastern end of the small island of New Guinea with West Papuan province of Indonesia. PNG has a subtropical climate which is ideal for the growing of coffee. Coffee is mainly grown in the highlands region, where the climate is suitable for cultivation of the crop. Recently an adaptive variety called Robusta has been introduced to the[…]

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INDUSTRY CIRCULAR: COFFEE BERRY BORER

TO THE COFFEE INDUSTRY STAKE HOLDERS   Combined investigations and delimiting surveys conducted by the Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd (CIC) and the National Agriculture Quarantine Inspections Authority (NAQIA) recently have identified infestation of the pest “Coffee Berry Borer (CBB)” in the Banz Area of Jiwaka Province and Assaro Area of Eastern Highlands Province. Therefore, this Circular serves to advise the Coffee Industry stake holders that CIC as the mandated regulator of the Coffee Industry has taken immediate steps to eradicate,[…]

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