Papua New Guinea Agriculture

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Endowed with a favourable climate, high seasonal rainfall, good quality soil and low-intensity farming methods, the agricultural industry has traditionally been the most consistent contributor to Papua New Guinea’s economy as well as its largest employer. Although export revenues have been outpaced by mineral and energy sales, the...

 

How serious is the European Commission’s warning that Papua New Guinea has failed to monitor illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing?

Articles & Analysis | Support grows for the leading cash crop from The Report: Papua New Guinea 2014

 

First introduced over 120 years ago during the era of German colonisation, coffee cultivation and exportation as a cash crop has had a long and successful history in PNG. From its humble beginnings as an export to Australia at the turn of the 20th century, cultivation of the crop has grown over the years to elevate coffee to the second-most-...

 

Agriculture continues to be a thriving industry in Papua New Guinea, but unfortunately the wrong people have been benefitting from its growth. While farmers sell 1 kg of coffee for PGK5 ($2.03), buyers resell it to dry factories for four times the price and even export it for five times the price. The same happens for other traditional crops...

 

How is Papua New Guinea improving food security for its growing population?

 

Already one of the world’s premier tuna producers, PNG is looking to further capitalise on its rich fisheries sector by boosting downstream capabilities. In its bid to ensconce itself among the global seafood exporting elite, on par with the likes of Thailand or Ecuador, PNG is working to more than double its domestic cannery production. The...

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