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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Coffee official reminds MPs to build access roads

Building a good and reliable road network system will give rise to all other forms of changes in rural communities including coffee development work, says a coffee official. Manager of Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP) Potaisa Hombunaka urges MPs to focus on building and maintaining rural roads to improve access of rural communities to markets and services. “Our mothers feel the pain of carrying heavy loads including babies to climb mountains and cross rivers to sell[…]

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Numux Coffee Cooperative launches 100,000 nursery seedlings

The people of Mohuveto number 2 village in Bena District, Eastern Highlands Province, have two reasons to celebrate last week on Thursday 18 January, 2018. They launched their coffee cooperative group and a 100,000 coffee seedling nursery and sold the first 10,000 to a coffee processing firm. Officiating at the occasion was MP for Goroka Open and Vice Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Hon. Henry Ame. Mr Ame said the O’Neill/Abel-led government is focused on growing the agriculture and has[…]

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Official announcement of new Coffee Board Chairman

This is an official release from Coffee Industry Corporation Limited (CICL) announcing the election of Mr Patrick Komba as new Chairman of its Board of Directors. Mr Komba was unanimously elected in a Special General Meeting of the Board of Directors held in Port Moresby on Wednesday 20th December, 2017. Mr Komba takes over from outgoing chairman Mr Joseph Kom. The new chairman called on all Board Members to forgo personal interest and focus on serving the interest of between[…]

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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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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[…]

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Governor Bird welcomes World Bank, IFAD to East Sepik

GOVERNOR Allan Bird has welcomed World Bank and IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) as development partners in East Sepik Province. “I’m really pleased that you choose this province as a beneficiary of this project (cocoa and coffee rehabilitation)”. “I always believe you need good tools to achieve an outcome. This partnership is a tool to motivate our farmers.” The Governor was sharing with members of the 13th World Bank-led Implementation Support Mission (ISM) which includes senior PNG Government officials[…]

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‘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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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