More Effort Needed to Transport Coffee

Coffee farmers in remote airstrip serviced areas are in dire need of support and more collaborative efforts in getting their coffees flown into the nearest towns to access markets for better prices. Niugini Aviation Services, a nationally owned company chief pilot Paul Gueme expressed great concern for coffee farmers in airstrips areas like Negabo, Pinoro and  Karamui in Simbu Province and Maimafu in Eastern Highlands after airlifting 17,175kgs (17.2tons) of coffee from these airstrips last week.  “I have seen that[…]

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CIC Farewells Long Serving Staff

Some of the retired staff members and two other staff who have resigned to vie in next year’s elections-Napu Ratumu (7th from left) and Simon Gesip (in blue). Among the group are CIC industry operations Manager Steve Tumae, General Manager for Research Dr Mark Kenny and Human Resource Manager Jackson Pepeto.  The PNG Coffee Industry Corporation for the first time has retired five of its long serving staff. Among the group of retirees were three other long time staff that[…]

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PPAP farmers to integrate honey bee with coffee

THE Coffee Industry Corporation’s (CIC) is moving a step further to engage some of its farmers taking part in the industry rehabilitation to integrate honey bee into their coffee gardens. The introduction of domesticated honey bees will help to increase pollination of coffee cherries and vegetable crops as well. The corporations’ Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) in its recent Board or Industry Coordination Committee meeting has approved a total of K1.9 million for this purpose. This funding will be[…]

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Coffee Group Exports To NZ Market

The small village of Tibunofi in Kamano 2 LLG of Eastern Highlands province came alive last Wednesday (November 30th, 2016) when it witnessed the launching of a centralized wet processing facility, coffee warehouse and a 100,000 coffee nursery project. Present at the ceremony were senior officers from the PNG Coffee Industry Corporation, provincial government representatives and the surrounding communities. Tibunofi coffee cooperative, the 2nd runner up winners of the 2016 coffee competition has proven against all odds that they can[…]

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Alert! Spam emails through CIC’s domain.

All, Please be informed that spammers are using CIC domain to send out spam emails. If you happen to receive any attachment from CIC, do not open unless you are aware of person (s) sending you the attachment. The attachment might contain computer virus. CIC will not be held responsible for any damage caused. Thank you, CIC Adminit@cic.org.pg23rd November, 2016

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Simbu farmers get K5 million deal

THE Coffee Industry Corporation’s has signed a K5 million partnership agreement with two Lead Partners to service 1700 households in the province. The deal was signed between CIC’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) and partners, CDA Gumini (K2.9m) and Tribal Aromas Ltd (K2.1m) in Kundiawa on Tuesday 1 November, 2016. Copartners representing the farmers were also parties to the agreement committing themselves to take part in coffee rehabilitation work which includes improving their rundown coffee gardens, setting up nurseries[…]

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New CIC Board Sworn In

Eight of the 12 CIC Board of Directors who were sworn in last Friday including Dr. Vele Pat Illa’ava (DAL Secretary) who is not in the photo, From left: Ellison Ketauwo,  Henry Ame, Patrick Kom, Nick Ello, Jerry Anisi, Gad Wamiri and Joseph Kom. After two and a half years, the National Executive Council (NEC) has finalized the appointment of a new board of directors for the PNG Coffee Industry Corporation.  Eight of the twelve new members were sworn into[…]

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Mum joins coffee rehab work

JULIE P. Waramboi has become the second woman recipient of Coffee Industry Corporation’s industry rehabilitation funding to help over 800 coffee households in the rural Wain-Erap LLG of Morobe Province.  Julie of Wia Trade Enterprises Ltd signed a K2.6 million partnership agreement with CIC’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) at the company’s premises at Nadzab on Monday 24 October.  Under the agreement Julie will work with co-partner Kasuka Coffee Cooperative Society to service 813 farmers in the blue mountains[…]

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Rural farmer group is first Lead Partner of PPAP coffee

THE Obura-Wonenara Coffee Cooperative Society (OWCCS) Ltd is the first farmer group to become a Lead Partner in the Coffee Industry Corporation’s (CIC) rehabilitation work, says Project Manager Potaisa Hombunaka. The farmer group from one of the remote electorates referred to as the ‘back page’ of Eastern Highlands Province were praised for their efforts for having good leadership led by Arnold Kori  to organise cluster groups to successfully bid for coffee development funding totaling K2.3 million. The farmer group had[…]

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CREAC Meeting Revived After 10 Years

The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) has revived its Coffee Research & Extension Advisory Committee (CREAC) meeting after ten years of dormancy. Chief executive officer Mr Charles Dambui said it was a positive move to bring back CREAC into the industry. “CREAC was an effective and important committee that provided an advisory role to scrutinize all CIC projects.” Mr Dambui welcomed and thanked all members who had accepted CIC’s invitation to be part of the forum, which was held on Wednesday,[…]

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