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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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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History Of Coffee In PNG

Pioneer Plantings Coffee was introduced to PAPUA NEW GUINEA (PNG) some 120 years ago. It is suggested that it was first introduced to New Guinea by the German administration in the then colony of New Guinea in the last 1800s. Colonial administrative records suggest that it was grown in German New Guinea at Ralum in the Kokopo district of East New Britain Province (ENBP) by the famous “Queen Emma” (Emma Coe Forsayth) with the aid of a botanist named Richard[…]

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About Western Highlands Province

Western Highlands Province is the largest highland province of Papua New Guinea.  Mt Hagen is the capital city of the province.  The people of the province still live in tribal groups.  These tribal groups form alliances with neighboring tribes and in the olden days those groups will defend enemy tribes.  The cultural groups are more distinct, the people of Hagen Central, Mul, Dei and Tambul/Nebilyer have similar traditions and customs; different to the people of Baiyer and Jiwaka (www.whpg.gov.pg). Geography[…]

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Simbu Province

Simbu, officially spelled as Chimbu Province is a highland province of Papua New Guinea.  The capital of the province is Kundiawa.  The province covers an area of 6,100 km2 and has a population of 259,703 (2000 census).  The tallest mountain in Papua New Guinea, Mt Wilhelm is on the border of Simbu. Geography Simbu in the local dialect really means Sipuuuu, which means “thank you”.  Simbu is located in the central highlands cordillera of Papua New Guinea.  It shares geographical boundaries[…]

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About Eastern Highlands Province

Eastern Highlands Province is a highland province of Papua New Guinea.  The capital of the province is Goroka.  EHP covers an area of 11,200 km2 and has a population of 432,972 (2000 census).  Eastern Highlands Province is reachable by road and air transport. Geography Eastern Highlands is known for its rugged mountain terrain and broad valleys.  It has low coastal areas in the Markham and Ramu valleys. The two highest mountain peaks, Mt Tabletop and Mt Michael are located on Kratke[…]

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New Growth Areas

The importance of coffee on the livelihood of rural Papua New Guineans has resulted in new growth areas being recognized. These areas have been under the watchful eyes of the CIC and especially involve lower lying coastal areas. Farmers have only recently shown interest in growing coffee in these areas and hence have been duly supported by CIC. The lowland farmers are now accepting coffee as an alternate cash crop to other traditional crops such as cocoa, coconut, vanilla and[…]

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Stakeholders

Coffee Industry Stakeholders There are many links in the coffee marketing chain. All play very important roles in the flow of coffee and money. Growers At the grower level, there are three sorts of producers: p Smallholders representing 72% of production, “20 ha block” (4%), and Plantations (24%). Smallholder There are approximately 2.5 million smallholders though this number cannot be totally precise as many more family members could in some way be involved in the production, processing or marketing of[…]

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