‘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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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[…]

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AUTHORITIES AWAITING GOVT SUPPORT TO CONTINUE CBB OPERATION

The message now to all coffee farmers in all coffee growing provinces is to get back to the basics of applying best management practices at this crucial time with the coffee berry borer (CBB) already in the country. This was the key message from Agriculture Minister Hon Tommy Tomscoll when visiting a highly infested coffee block in the Asaro area of Eastern Highlands Province on Friday March 24th, 2017. Mr Tomscoll was accompanied by senior officials from the Coffee Industry[…]

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Project to identify less participation of women as entrepreneurs

The socio-economic unit of the Coffee Industry Corporation is embarking on a four year project which aims to develop new knowledge of the factors that explain women’s low level of engagement in small-scale agricultural enterprises. The ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) funded project, titled “Identifying opportunities and constraints for rural women’s engagement in small-scale agricultural enterprises in PNG”, will focus on highlighting enabling factors and key pathways and improving the capacity of women to engage in successful enterprises[…]

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Simbai Coffee Air-freighted for Competition

As momentum builds up for the 2016 PNG Coffee Competition, cooperative groups from the coast and the Highlands are gearing up to participate at this significant event. The event is set to be staged in Lae, Morobe Province from the 15th to 19th August, 2016. Coffee Industry Corporation Interim Events Chairman Sam Menanga has confirmed that preparations are progressing well as coffee sample collections are currently being carried out. With just a week more to go before the first regional competition in Aiyura,[…]

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CIC welcomes new Acting CEO

The Coffee Industry Corporation in Goroka today (03/06/2015) welcomed its new Acting CEO Mr Charles Dambui and farewelled its outgoing Acting CEO Mr Anton Benjamin in the presence of DAL Secretary Dr Vele Pat Illa’ava, CIC management and staff. Mr Benjamin in welcoming his successor said that he had confidence in Mr Dambui to lead the CIC team with its current initiatives and programs. He congratulated Mr Dambui and thanked the CIC management and staff for their support and cooperation[…]

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Coffee Exporters Included in the Commodity Association Directory

Over 10 coffee exporters and manufacturers in the country had their contact information supplied to the Bangkok based Agriculture and Food Marketing Association for Asia and the Pacific (AFMA) to be included in the Commodity Association Directory for 2013. Chief Executive Officer of the Coffee Industry Corporation Mr. Navi Anis said it is another milestone for promoting PNG coffee and the local coffee companies in the international market. He said the directory is a one-stop-shop for companies in commodity trade[…]

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