Monthly Archives: February 2012

New Britain joins farmers turning waste into power

New Britain Palm Oil trumpeted plans to join the growing throng of agricultural producers turning waste into power as it unveiled a doubling in profits, lifted by higher palm oil output and prices. The London-listed group, which aims to feed … Continue reading

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Inland fish farming in high demand

Aquaculture or inland fish farming is one of the main activities carried out by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock’s Agriculture and Resource Development Centre (ARDC) at Erap near Lae, Morobe province. Interest in fish farming is high with huge … Continue reading

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Global conference on women in agriculture set to roll

The world’s first conference on women in agriculture will be staged at the Indian National Agricultural Science Centre in New Delhi from March 13-15, 2012. With the goal: ‘Empowering Women for Inclusive Growth in Agriculture’, women farmers across the global … Continue reading

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Opportunity for Pacific exporters to showcase at Australia’s food show

Pacific Island exporters can exhibit and promote their products and services at Australia’s premier food exhibition, Fine Food Australia 2012, which will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre during September 10 – 13, 2012. Applications are now being accepted … Continue reading

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Freight surety program assists rural coffee farmers

By Augustine Dominic The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) stands ready to assist remote coffee farmers air freight their produce into major towns through its Freight Surety Program (FSS). CIC’s Chief Executive Officer Navi Anis gave the assurance in response to … Continue reading

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Permits granted to new coffee traders

Five new groups of coffee growers have been granted permits to erect coffee factories after they met the requirements. The permits were granted by industry regulator, the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC). Chief Executive Officer Navi Anis revealed the CIC board’s … Continue reading

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Book published on sustainable forestry in the Pacific

A landmark book on the forests of the Pacific Islands, produced by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community’s (SPC) Land Resources Division (LRD) to commemorate the International Year of Forests in 2011, is now available online. The publication, titled ‘Foundation … Continue reading

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Call for nominations – The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation, this is a $10,000 award to be presented annually to a young extension worker, research scientist, development professional or other individual who best emulates the dedication, perseverance, and innovation demonstrated by Dr. Norman Borlaug while … Continue reading

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Call for nominations – The World Food Prize

The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognising the accomplishments of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally … Continue reading

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Informal economy ensures equitable development

By Catherine Wilson Source: http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=106526 Although Papua New Guinea is known as a resource-rich country, 85 percent of the population depends on the informal economy for a living. The need for a grassroots-led economic enterprise to aid equitable and sustainable … Continue reading

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