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.