Agriculture & Fisheries

Papua New Guinea Agriculture & Fisheries

With a seemingly endless supply of fertile land, the agriculture sector in Papua New Guinea has enormous potential to strengthen the economy and increase the prosperity of local farmers. While a number of challenges stand in the way of these opportunities, PNG’s organic and fair trade credentials are gradually opening high-value niche markets and bolstering export figures. As such, the advancement of crop production is a major priority for the government. As the largest employment sector and the third-largest export revenue generator, agriculture is widely recognised as the country’s best means of diversifying its basket of goods and easing reliance on extractive industries.

This chapter contains interviews with Ilan Weiss, Chairman, Innovative Agro Industry and Sir Brown Bai, Director, New Britain Palm Oil.