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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Scientific Liaison Services

Scientific Liaison section plays a “linking” function through liaison with research, farmer training extension, Industry Operation Division, coffee industry and other service providers.  That role is achieved through publications, providing information services, communicating coffee information, conducting liaison activities, media releases and performing public relation duties. The section is based in Aiyura under the Research and Grower Services Division. Research & Extension Publications The section publishes the following periodicals, reports and extension publications for the Research & Grower Services Division. The[…]

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Plantation and Blocks Services

The Papua New Guinea managed sector (Plantation sector) has put PNG coffee on the world market during the early days and is recognised globally as the producer of sufficient volumes of the top-of-the-top quality coffee with assured consistency in supply and quality. However, production from the blocks and plantation sectors has declined to less than 20% of total production in recent times. This was due to several factors, most of which are beyond CIC’s control. Generally, the managed sector has[…]

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Farmer Groups

The Participatory Rural Appraisal Planning program developed by the Coffee Industry Corporation to address the demand-driven extension approach has achieved milestones since its inception. As a result of this a number of farmer groups have been established around the main coffee growing provinces. The following table lists the major farmer groups per province that were involved in the PRAP exercise. Province No Group name Western Highlands Province 1 Kin Yewandil Coffee Growers Group 2 Untpina Community Group 3 Segiri Village[…]

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Coffee Growers Support Services Program

The Coffee Grower Support Services Program (CGSSP) is a core program under the Grower Services program that pursues a comprehensive implementation of farmer training and extension service delivery activities through a ‘grower demand-driven approach’. Through this approach, Participatory Rural Appraisal Planning (PRAP) and Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA) are used from which training needs and requirements of farmers are identified. The training needs are then addressed with the engagement of service providers with the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct training.[…]

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Scientific Liaison Services

Scientific Liaison section plays a “linking” function through liaison with research, farmer training extension, Industry Operation Division, coffee industry and other service providers.  That role is achieved through publications, providing information services, communicating coffee information, conducting liaison activities, media releases and performing public relation duties. The section is based in Aiyura under the Research and Grower Services Division. Research & Extension Publications The section publishes the following periodicals, reports and extension publications for the Research & Grower Services Division. The[…]

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Education & Training Services

Background The Education and Training (E & T) section of Research & Growers Services Division (R&GSD) within the Coffee Industry Corporation was established in 2008. It was found to be necessary to establish the E & T section given the CIC’s goal to educate the youth, the future coffee farmer with the knowledge and skills to live a meaningful and purposeful life through coffee production, processing and marketing. Prior to the establishment of the E & T section, the R&GSD[…]

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Plantation and Blocks Services

The Papua New Guinea managed sector (Plantation sector) has put PNG coffee on the world market during the early days and is recognized globally as the producer of sufficient volumes of the top-of-the-top quality coffee with assured consistency in supply and quality. However, production from the blocks and plantation sectors has declined to less than 20% of total production in recent times. This was due to several factors, most of which are beyond CIC’s control. Generally, the managed sector has[…]

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Coffee Credit Guarantee Scheme Farmers

Coffee Credit Guarantee Scheme The Coffee Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS) was established to assist the underprivileged smallholder coffee growers to have access to credit deemed necessary to acquire appropriate and much needed inputs to improve quality and increase production which would enable them to earn cash income in order to improve their living standards and meet the governments economic and social policy goals. This scheme was initiated by the CIC and adopted by the Government due to its wider concept,[…]

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