The 9-mile farm has broken another record achieving a weekly harvest of 18 tonnes of vegetables. Previously, the farm had achieved a maximum weekly harvest of 15 tonnes.
Growing a variety of vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, capsicums, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, chili and other associated vegetables; the farm has placed new products on the shelves, primarily zucchini, sweet corn, pawpaw and more.
The Farm which began its activities in 2014, with a weekly produce of 4 tonnes, gradually increased its capacity to current records following introduction of state of the art technologies and continuous innovation.
“This is a new record for us and we are extremely proud, we believe we have brought the farm to heights never seen before in PNG, the entire South Pacific region and beyond,” says Lydia Tasi, Crop Control Manager. Lydia is also a graduate of Papua New Guinea University of Technology.
“Look for our produce in all the supermarkets, as we celebrate this achievement with our clients, with further price reductions and a standing commitment to quality,” says Gallit Tamir, Business Development Manager.
The farm, located at 9-Mile, Port Moresby, employs state of the art technologies and modern farming methods developed in Israel.
Production is done in a climate-controlled environment, drip irrigation and computerised crop management systems that provide controlled temperature, light exposure, fertilization and other ambient conditions that produce an echo system; that is both conducive to the produce grown and environmentally friendly. The farm is proud of their efficient use of water and energy.
The 9-Mile farm employs more than 100 managers and farm workers, of which 95% are from the 9-Mile settlement. Professionally, the farm is managed these days by Papua New Guinean university graduates that have been trained and working alongside Israeli experts.
“It is not easy to grow produce in the tropics during the wet season,” says Laniette Bai, Nursery Manager, and graduate of the University of Natural Resources and Environment in East New Britain.
“Particularly tomatoes, but through innovation, training and the technology we are proving that literally not even the skies are the limit.”
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