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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Timuza Coffee Cooperative Group

Timuza farmer group is situated in the Eastern highlands province approximately 3km South-West of the township of Kainantu in the Kainantu district, a few kilometers away from the main highway, along the Okapa road. Timuza is at the altitude range of 1820-1898 meters above sea level and the soil is mostly black and red loam. The cooperative group has a membership of over 50 farmers and they organically grow all their coffees.  They produce between 10-15 tonnes green bean coffee[…]

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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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