Submission of Applications for 2018 Coffee Dealers License Renewal

TO:  ALL LICENSED AND NEW COFFEE DEALERS The Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd conferred with Statutory Functions and Powers under the Coffee Industry Corporation Act 1991 to carry out Research, Extension Services and Regulation of the Coffee Industry in PNG, wishes to inform all Licensed Coffee Dealers (Processors, Exporters, Manufacturers and Permit to build) that License for 2018 is due for renewal.  You are advised to apply with appropriate fees to renew operating license for 2018. Any interested entities wishing to[…]

Read more

CIC urges MPs to counter fund rural road works

THE Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP) is urging local MPs to prioritize construction of rural roads in their electorates. Project Manager Mr Potaisa Hombunaka said this when welcoming Okapa MP Hon. Saki Hacky Soloma to CIC-PPAP office in Goroka on Tuesday 24 October, 2017. The first-term MP made a quite visit to discuss and support planning and documentation processes for construction of a 12.9 kilometre Yasubi-Takai Purosa access road in the East Okapa LLG of Eastern[…]

Read more

PPAP coffee set to build road for farmers

The Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (coffee) is set to construct a Works standard 5km road at K1.7 million in the remote Obura-Wonenara District of Eastern Highlands Province. Contract signing for construction of the 5km Nombia-Bibiori road was at the Central Supply and Tenders Board (CSTB) office in Port Moresby on Friday 20 October, 2017. At the signing ceremony were CSTB Chairman Dr Ken Naghan, Project Manager of CIC-PPAP Mr Potaisa Hombunaka, Minister for Labour & Industrial[…]

Read more

World Bank, IFAD ends successful check on cocoa, coffee rehab

THE 13th World Bank-led implementation support mission (ISM) has ended another successful check on the progress of coffee and cocoa rehabilitation being implemented by Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project with private sector partnerships in the country. The Mission led by Task Team Leader Mr Stephane Forman of World Bank Sydney Office was from 2 – 13 October which includes field visits to project sites in four provinces namely Eastern Highlands, Morobe, Madang, East Sepik and East New Britain. Other members[…]

Read more

Don’t cut tree crops when price is down: official

FARMERS have been urged to stop the habit of cutting down and removing tree crops and others when their price is down. Manager of Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (coffee component) Potaisa Hombunaka told farmers at Waragom Village, Maprik in East Sepik Province to look after all cash crops. “Don’t cut or remove when price is down. The high price you’re enjoying will not last for ever.” Mr Hombunaka was referring to the habit of farmers cutting down and removing[…]

Read more

‘Partnership is the magic’ of PPAP modality: official

PARTNERSHIP is the key factor to drive development projects in the country, says Edward Kapi of Department of Planning & Monitoring. Mr Kapi was addressing farmers of Nawaeb District of Morobe Province and their lead partner in coffee rehabilitation Wia Trade Enterprising Limited during a visit to their factory set up site at Nazab on Saturday 7 October, 2017. The visit by PNG Government officials includes representatives from Department of Agriculture & Livestock (DAL) and Treasury. They were part of[…]

Read more

World Bank official touched by Asaro mud men

IT was an emotional welcome for a senior official of the World Bank at Yamiufa Village in Mando area of Lower Asaro LLG in Eastern Highlands Province on Thursday 5 October, 2017. Mr Stephane Forman was visiting the country for the first time as Task Team Leader of the 13th World Bank-led implementation support mission (ISM) checking progress of coffee and cocoa rehabilitation in Papua New Guinea. The World Bank official arrived at the village with mission members and was[…]

Read more

Coffee is your backbone, official tells farmers

COFFEE as an industry is the bases of cash flow putting money into people’s pockets to buy goods and services, says manager of Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP), Potaisa Hombunaka. “Coffee is your backbone. You must look after your coffee trees and in return the trees will look after you.” The PPAP coffee manager was explaining the likely impact of coffee berry borer (CBB) pest to some 200 farmers at Yamiufa Village in Lower Asaro LLG[…]

Read more

PPAP coffee is an impact project: CEO

THE Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (coffee component) is an impact project with transparent and accountable systems to service better farmers, says the chief executive officer of Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC). Mr Charles Dambui praised the PPAP modality while welcoming the 13th World Bank-led implementation support mission to Goroka Wednesday 4 October, 2017. The mission including officials from IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), GoPNG reps from DAL and Treasury. They met with CIC-PPAP team to discuss progress of coffee[…]

Read more

Teach Agro Business, Marketing & Business Planning with Agriculture as one unit

Agro Business, Marketing and Business Planning should be taught together with Agriculture in Universities and not as separate subjects, says Potaisa Hombunaka, Manager of Coffee Industry Corporations’ Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP). Mr Hombunaka has over 30 years’ experience in the agriculture sector, mostly in the coffee industry but also in rubber, cocoa, horticulture and livestock developments. He said while the government is focusing on developing agriculture sector, universities and colleges offering agriculture training have a responsibility to play[…]

Read more