An age–old concept has been revived in the Coffee growing communities in the remote Obura–Wonenara District, to revive the Industry.
The collaborative community work concept was a concept that enabled a community to mobilize to work the land for coffee production and consumption.
The current method has been taken up by Apo Angra and Kange Coffee Corporative, or AKK Coffee Corporative in Obura – Wonenara District in Eastern Highlands Province.
AAK Managing Director, Brian Kuglame, was impressed with the community members from Apo cluster base camp in Mamarain village in remote Obura – Wonenara District, Eastern Highlands Province, for reviving an effective, but reliable concept.
He said community work is part of our culture that must be maintained to help grow the coffee industry. It involves the communal clearing and pruning of coffee gardens, mostly owned by Coffee Cooperatives.
They include Apo Cooperative owned by Eastern Highlanders, Kange Cooperative for the people of Western Highlands, and Angra for the people of Simbu.
Apo Angra Kange Coffee Cooperative strives to live up to its motto, 'Brukim baksait, holim graun long kamapim ples', which translates to 'hard labour and working the land will lead to development in the community'.
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