Coffee Berry Borer pest “not a joke” – official

THE coffee berry borer (CBB) pest is “not a joke”, says Potaisa Hombunaka, manager of World Bank and IFAD financed coffee rehabilitation project in Papua New Guinea. “The incursion is real, it is not a joke. In the next three to five years we will not have an industry if we don’t take this seriously. “The coffee industry is now living on borrowed time. We must do something about it immediately or we’re gone.” Mr Hombunaka who is project manager[…]

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Boost for coffee growing as industry donates tools

THE Coffee Industry Corporation’s productive partnerships in agriculture project (CIC-PPAP) is continuing to support farmers with tools and materials to improve their gardens. The latest was for 110 farmers from the Mt Michael range in Lufa, Eastern Highlands. The farmers and their families received the tools on Thursday. The villagers were part of the 1500 farmers in Lufa taking part in the CIC-PPAP’s industry rehabilitation project. The PPAP coffee component is financing the project. Farmer Maria Kaneba, of Senamama village,[…]

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PPAP coffee commits K1 million to fight CBB pest

THE Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (coffee component) is helping Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) with K1 million to combat the coffee berry borer (CBB) pest. Project Manager for PPAP Mr Potaisa Hombunaka reiterated the commitment again during a field visit to CBB infested gardens in Asaro District of Eastern Highlands Province on Friday 14 July. He said the money will be used to purchase tools and materials like bowsaws, bush knives, files, spades, secateurs or scissors, knapsacks and weedicides to[…]

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