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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Coffee official reminds MPs to build access roads

Building a good and reliable road network system will give rise to all other forms of changes in rural communities including coffee development work, says a coffee official. Manager of Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP) Potaisa Hombunaka urges MPs to focus on building and maintaining rural roads to improve access of rural communities to markets and services. “Our mothers feel the pain of carrying heavy loads including babies to climb mountains and cross rivers to sell[…]

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Numux Coffee Cooperative launches 100,000 nursery seedlings

The people of Mohuveto number 2 village in Bena District, Eastern Highlands Province, have two reasons to celebrate last week on Thursday 18 January, 2018. They launched their coffee cooperative group and a 100,000 coffee seedling nursery and sold the first 10,000 to a coffee processing firm. Officiating at the occasion was MP for Goroka Open and Vice Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Hon. Henry Ame. Mr Ame said the O’Neill/Abel-led government is focused on growing the agriculture and has[…]

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Official announcement of new Coffee Board Chairman

This is an official release from Coffee Industry Corporation Limited (CICL) announcing the election of Mr Patrick Komba as new Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr Komba was unanimously elected in a Special General Meeting of the Board of Directors held in Port Moresby on Wednesday 20th December, 2017. Mr Komba takes over from outgoing chairman Mr Joseph Kom. The new chairman called on all Board Members to forgo personal interest and focus on serving the interest of between[…]

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