First road project under PPAP

SMALLHOLDER coffee growers in  the remote Lamari LLG of Tairora , Eastern Highlands Province will soon have access to market and other social services.   This will be made possible through the rehabilitation of a 5km access road from Nompia to Bibiori in the Lamari LLG. This effort is being undertaken by the Coffee Industry Corporation through its Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) funded by the World Bank  IAD and PNG Government. The procurement and tender process for awarding[…]

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Weekly Market Report – 10th January 2016

External factors, notably the decline in the value of the Brazilian Real and the Chinese Yuan, rather than fundamental considerations, probably played a bigger part in determining the development of coffee prices this week, although news that Colombia had a bumper crop last year certainly played a small part. Consequently it was a bad week for coffee prices with arabica coffee losing 7.6 cents/lb over the week while robust lost $55/ton (2.5 cents/lb). For Papua New Guinean coffee growers this[…]

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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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NEW TECHNOLOGY TO LIFT COFFEE QUALITY

THE introduction of a new coffee pulper machine will boost coffee production and quality in Papua New Guinea. The eco-pulper machine was introduced to smallholder coffee farmers in the Bung Village of North Wahgi area in Jiwaka. The Industry Coordination Committee (ICC) which is effectively the Board of the Coffee PPAP was present at the opening ceremony on Thursday 3 December, 2015.  The ICC Chairman Ian Mopafi was guest-of-honour who officially launched the Eco pulper. Long-time coffee farmer and businessman, John[…]

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