CIC conducts first green bean standard training for stakeholders

The Coffee Industry Corporation has recently conducted its first Green Bean Coffee Standard Stakeholder Participatory workshop in Lae which attracted many industry participants like exporters and processors. The workshop was held at the Lae International Hotel on July 30 to August 2, 2018. Senior Quality Control Officer for CIC Rose Romalus facilitated the meeting attended by 26 coffee experts in Morobe Province. They represented mainly exporters, processors and organized groups involve in third party exports. Ms Romalus said purpose of[…]

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A new breath of air for Simbai coffee

A new coffee storage shed at Simbai Station has brought a new breath of air for thousands of simple coffee growers in Middle Ramu District, particularly Simbai and Kovon LLG. The permanent storage facility has a 2,000 bags (50kg) capacity and is the modern building in this remote station accessible by small aircrafts only from Mission Aviation Fellowship, Adventist Aviation Services, Heli Lift PNG and Central Aviation. It was a simple and practical solution to bring coffee out from the[…]

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PPAP coffee engages women in bee keeping

The World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) funded coffee rehabilitation project continue to empower women in rural areas of the country. A private sector firm Agro Dev Trade Ltd (ADDL) operating as lead partner in this coffee project has come up with a brilliant initiative to involve mothers of Kinjipi Women Community Development Club of Rombanga Parandaka Tribe in the Dei Council District, Jiwaka Province to deliver its bee keeping activity. It was an exciting moment for[…]

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Crater Mountain coffee growers in dire need of road access

THE people of Crater Mountain in the Unavi LLG of Lufa District, Eastern Highlands  Province, are in dire need of a serviceable road to sell their coffee and to access social services. The area is accessible only by light one-engine Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) and Adventist Aviation Services (AAS) planes from the township of Goroka. There was a 50 km road access in colonial days from Lufa station to Unavi via Gouno. However it is not accessible by vehicles for[…]

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Officers complete police training

Thirty-one officers of the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) have completed a four-week reserve police training in Aiyura, Eastern Highlands. The officers were taken through various drills and training sessions which included learning the Constitution, court procedures, powers of arrest, rights of arrested persons, use of force, application of judges’ rules and safe handling of firearms. Police Commissioner Gari Baki on Friday announced the appointment of the officers as reservists. Baki said CIC was one of a few organisations to come[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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