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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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[…]

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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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