Monthly Archives: July 2012

PNG set to host regional ‘food safety’ meeting

Preparations for a regional meet on “food safety standards”, which will be held in Madang in September is well on target, according to the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL).  Papua New Guinea will host this 12th session of the … Continue reading

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Coffee partners receive K8m for six projects under PPAP facility

Contracts for six coffee projects worth a total of K8.5 million were signed between the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) and various project partners under the coffee component of the World Bank-funded Productive Partnership in Agriculture Project (PPAP) in Goroka recently. … Continue reading

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DAL undergoes reform to boost performance

The Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) will be revitalized to enhance effectiveness and efficiency in its administration and operation. As the lead agency in the development of the agriculture sector, the department will undergo reforms aimed at improving the delivery … Continue reading

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OECD-FAO outlook 2012- 2021: Global food security depends on increased productivity and sustainable food system

Recent OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook reports have focused on high and volatile agricultural commodity prices, stressing those prices would come down as markets respond but would remain on a higher plateau underpinned by continuing strong demand and rising costs for some … Continue reading

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PNG poultry industry threatened

By OSEAH PHILEMON Papua New Guinea’s chicken industry is under serious threat as a result of cheap chicken meat from Australia being imported into the country, top industry officials have revealed. The situation is said to be getting worse for … Continue reading

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PNG women group supports Solomon Islands farmers

The PNG Women in Agriculture (PNGWiA) has extended its assistance to the neighbouring Solomon Islands to establish a voice for women farmers in the country. This voice will support rural women who are engaged in agricultural farming to have an … Continue reading

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DAL promotes floriculture

The Women in Agriculture Development Unit (WIADU) of the Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) will continue to encourage and support women and youth in promoting the local floriculture industry.  Caretaker Coordinator Margaret Gene says DAL will work closely with … Continue reading

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Dr Vele Pat Ila’ava is DAL Acting Secretary

The ongoing saga on the legitimacy of the head of the Department of Agriculture and Livestock is over. Chief Secretary to Government, Manasupe Zurenuoc, confirmed this week that Dr Vele Pat Ila’ava is the current Acting Secretary and not Daniel Kombuk, … Continue reading

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Coffee farmers benefit from Kiwi market

Papua New Guinea coffee has received much publicity in New Zealand through joint efforts of the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) Ltd and Fairtrade (Australia and New Zealand). CIC’s Mobile Coffee Extension Officer, Michael Toliman, who was invited by Fairtrade CEO … Continue reading

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China invites coffee companies for trade fair

Coffee companies in PNG have been invited to attend the 10th China Agriculture Trade Fair organised by the Ministry of Agriculture of the People’s Republic of China. The Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd extended the invitation this week to over 10 … Continue reading

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