• Agriculture

    OBG investigates the key pressures and developments affecting local agriculture, particularly where a country is dependent on plantations or forestry to maintain GNP. It also highlights the output trends and technological advances in areas such as irrigation techniques and land reclamation.
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Papua New Guinea has a long history in agriculture, with archaeologists dating its origins in the country to approximately 7000 years ago. It is thought that tribes in the Wahgi Valley in PNG were among the first to grow and harvest some of the staple food crops that are valued today, such as sugar cane and banana. People in PNG still employ...

 

What issues need to be addressed to enable growth in the domestic agriculture sector?

 

With an eye on high-value niche markets, the policymakers of Papua New Guinea are determined to rehabilitate the domestic coffee industry, while also capitalising on growing international demand. In order to realise these goals, numerous issues will need to be addressed. In addition to unstable commodity prices, a combination of short- and...

 

What criteria need to be taken into account to create a more profitable and sustainable palm oil industry in Papua New Guinea?

 

Bold plans to transform Papua New Guinea’s (PNG’s) fishing industry into the largest tuna processing and canning hub in the region ahead of Thailand and the Philippines are beginning to gain momentum. Considered a key economic segment, tuna exports have long been a significant provider of foreign exchange income to PNG’s economy. In recent...

 

With a seemingly endless supply of fertile land, the agriculture sector in Papua New Guinea has enormous potential to strengthen the economy and deepen the pockets 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...