Cocoa farming

ESP Increases Cocoa Production

Speaking at the ‘Second European Union – Papua New Guinea Business, Trade and Investment Conference’ on Monday 11 October, stressed on what his province was doing on cocoa production project.

Governor Bird was tasked to highlight projects that are aimed at promoting trade in the non-resource sector in the country.

He took the opportunity to share East Sepik’s cocoa production journey since the beginning of his leadership term.

Minister: East Sepik cocoa farmers have huge potential

He was speaking during launch of the Sepik Chicken, Grain and Cocoa Project at Yangoru Station on Wednesday in East Sepik.

Tomscoll revealed that rural farmers were the largest beneficiaries, pocketing 80 percent of the provincial income on cocoa.  

He challenged them to plant more cocoa trees to increase their income.

“Agriculture is the backbone of the country and helps (villagers) escape poverty by improving their lifestyle and putting money in their pockets.”