In providing an update on the status of commodity boards, Agriculture Minister Benny Allan again reaffirmed the commitment of the government to commodity boards to ensure leadership within respective agricultural industries.Read more
In Papua New Guinea, the bulk of the population in towns and capital cities consume rice on a daily basis. Even those in rural areas, despite having a surplus of fresh vegetables, also opt to consume rice on a weekly basis based on their financial capabilities to purchase this favorite grain.Read more
Farmers in the Kundiawa-Gembolg Electorate in Chimbu Province now have the opportunity to sell their fresh produce overseas. This was made possible through the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Kundiawa Gembolg District Development Authority, and the Fresh Produce Development Agency. Both authorities signed a four year agreement to partner to support local farmers.
The Kundiawa-Gembolg District Development Authority invested K3.76 Million into the Fresh Produce Development Agency, to partner to support local farmers marketing their fresh produce and other cash crops to meet the demands of the agro-industry in the country and overseas.Read more
Central Province Governor, Robert Agarobe, has announced a five-year development plan for Central Province. This plan will focus mainly on agriculture, tourism and sports.Read more
By Stanley Ove Jnr. – EMTV News, Port Moresby Agriculture projects in East and West Sepik have a huge potentialRead more
Eighteen journalists and media practitioners from Papua New Guinea and Fiji are touring China’s leading province this week to gain a better understanding of this region’s history, and what it has to offer to the Pacific.Read more
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on Monday (August 13) signed a partnership agreement with SP Brewery for an innovative project to grow cassava and convert it to starch which will be used initially as a partial substitute for imported barley in beer production.Read more
While a Produce Distribution Depot for Highlands farmers was launched on Tuesday this week in Port Moresby, Enga Governor Sir Peter Ipatas, says the National Government still has an outstanding commitment of K6 million, which is to help complete out-grower programs.Read more
Lead partners in the Coffee Industry Corporation’s Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (CIC-PPAP) have been warned not to misuse funds meant to service coffee growers.Read more
Enga is now commercially producing strawberries for the domestic market from the Agro-Industrial Centre facility in Sirunki.Read more
East Sepik Governor Allan Bird has called for more support for local farmers in East Sepik Province.
Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Charles Abel responded with reassurance that the Government has made special interventions to support the agriculture sector.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL), the National Weather Services (NWS) and the Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early Warning System (RIMES) are conducting a Training on Agro-Meteorological Advisory Services for Papua New Guinea at NWS from 22-24 May 2018.Read more
Papua New Guinea agribusiness Mainland Holdings is launching into new agricultural sectors to reduce its reliance on imports. Chief Executive David Alcock told the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum that the company intends to grow sorghum and soya beans to use as stockfeed in partnership with local farmers.Read more
Sigo Cocoa Cooperative in Situm in Nawaeb, is a new project that launched its Nursery and rehabilitation project funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade at a cost of K76 thousand.Read more
This morning, policemen loaded in several police vehicles, got off at the Garden Hills market and destroyed the informal market, burning all the tables and throwing food items to bystanders.Read more