PPAP coffee commits K1 million to fight CBB pest

THE Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (coffee component) is helping Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) with K1 million to combat the coffee berry borer (CBB) pest. Project Manager for PPAP Mr Potaisa Hombunaka reiterated the commitment again during a field visit to CBB infested gardens in Asaro District of Eastern Highlands Province on Friday 14 July. He said the money will be used to purchase tools and materials like bowsaws, bush knives, files, spades, secateurs or scissors, knapsacks and weedicides to[…]

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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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PNG Coffee Production & Export Statistics

     1.0 Introduction The Industry Operations Division of the Corporation is mandated to perform the regulatory function, corporate services and publish reports on the international and domestic market trends and developments. The core activities of the division are Licensing, Inspections, Export and Quality Controls, Economics, Marketing and Promotions. The division also provides other important support services to the Corporation including finance, human resource management, properties and general administration. The Corporation’s Economics section is primarily responsible for collection, compilation and[…]

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TOMSCOLL: K50m NEEDED TO SUPPORT COFFEE BORER WORK

Approximately K50 million will be needed by the quarantine authorities to address the current incursion of coffee berry borer in the country. Agriculture Minister Tommy Tomscoll announced this during a press conference held in Port Moresby on Wednesday March 15th, 2017. “Currently, the Jiwaka- Division of Agriculture & Livestock (DAL), National Agriculture Quarantine Authority (NAQIA) and the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) are implementing a delimiting survey in the Eastern Highlands and Jiwaka provinces. This survey will help us understand the extent[…]

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INDUSTRY CIRCULAR: COFFEE BERRY BORER

TO THE COFFEE INDUSTRY STAKE HOLDERS   Combined investigations and delimiting surveys conducted by the Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd (CIC) and the National Agriculture Quarantine Inspections Authority (NAQIA) recently have identified infestation of the pest “Coffee Berry Borer (CBB)” in the Banz Area of Jiwaka Province and Assaro Area of Eastern Highlands Province. Therefore, this Circular serves to advise the Coffee Industry stake holders that CIC as the mandated regulator of the Coffee Industry has taken immediate steps to eradicate,[…]

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