By Eric Haurupma – EM TV News, Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea’s Floriculture industry and the PNG Cut Flower Association is preparing for their annual flower show scheduled for the month of May.
The preparations include a variety of flower arrangemen’s, stall displays and prizing.
Registered flower farmers from across the country are invited to showcase flowers during this event.
The floriculture industry in Papua New Guinea is a small but promising income-generating source for people engaged in the SME sector.
Inspired by the country’s diverse and beautiful flowers, for eight years the PNG Cut Flower Association has been at the forefront of developing the floriculture industry.
This morning members of the PNG Cut Flower Association, many of which are local farmers, gathered at the Port Moresby Arts Theatre in Port Moresby to make preparations for the annual flower show commencing next month.
The PNG Cut Flower Association is a registered firm under the Investment Promotion Authority and gazetted by the National Training Council to conduct training in order to help local farmers to market venture into flower business.
President of PNG Cut Flowers Association Mary Saun has been conducting a number of trainings in many provinces, and educating people about the essence of this industry.
She said PNG has been known for its floriculture and turning it into something beautiful requires creativity with available flowers.
In preparation for this event, more flowers have been brought into Port Moresby from Madang, Lae, Jiwaka, and Manus.
Farmers said it’s going to be all-natural with stems, leaves and flowers and they will be assessed and prized according to quality and type.
The flower show will take place between May 2-8.