The mission included field visits to project sites in four provinces including Eastern Highlands, Morobe, Madang, East Sepik and East New Britain.
The Mission met with PPAP coffee project management unit in Goroka and the cocoa component in Kokopo.
In the first meeting at Coffee Industry Corporation’s (CIC) head office in Goroka, Chief Executive Officer, Charles Dambui, praised the PPAP modality for its transparent and accountable process.
The Mission led by Task Team Leader, Stephane Forman of World Bank Sydney Office, was inspired by the gesture of local people beginning with a warm welcome by Yamiufa Village in the Mando area of Eastern Highlands Province earlier this month.
The task team leader, speaking on behalf of World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development, urged farmers to make the most of the opportunity to increase production with high quality and subsequently earn more income to improve their livelihood.
This message was reinforced to PPAP partnerships in other operation sites including Wia Trade Ltd and farmers at Nadzab and Agmark Agri-Agro at Mutzing in Morobe Province.
Forman also talked to cocoa farmers under Outspan Trans-Gogol partnership in Madang and in Maprik and Yangoru, East Sepik Province.
The PPAP coffee and cocoa rehabilitation is a PNG Government project financed by a loan facility from World Bank and International Fund for Agricultural Development.