COFFEE SAMPLES READY FOR CUPPING COMPETITION

Coffee samples for the 2018 National Coffee Cupping Competition are starting to reach CIC’s warehouse in Goroka. This is in preparation for the regional competition which is anticipated to be held in a week’s time in Eastern Highlands Province. Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) General Manager Steven Tumae confirmed that so far they have received 108 samples at the warehouse and it reaffirms the reason for holding a competition this year. “From this lot, we will be having a regional competition[…]

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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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COFFEE MOA TO ADDRESS MARKET ACCESS FOR TAPINI

Goilala District is the 6th district to enter on a partnership deal with the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) to revive coffee extension in the area. The district used to be the top coffee producer in the Southern Region up until the decline of government services in the area in recent years. It has three LLGs; Tapini, which is accessible by both air and land transport and Guari and Woitape only accessible by air. The signing of the coffee Memorandum of[…]

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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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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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