Vanilla farmers

Vanilla farmers in Madang urged to avoid middlemen

Therefore, farmers need to be mindful of this and sell to only recognised registered buyers to get better returns.

Andrew Bonny, who conducts awareness on producing good quality vanilla has warned farmers in Madang not to sell their produce to middle-men, who do not offer good prices.

Bonny said he had been receiving reports of some individuals or so-called middlemen going into the rural areas of Rai Coast district in Madang and buying vanilla beans from farmers. However, these buyers are getting the vanilla beans at K120 per kilogram, which is low according to Bonny.