Coffee Berry Borer (CBB)

Coffee Berry Borer pest may have been introduced: NAQIA

Alu says that the discovery of the pest right in the heartland of the country and not along the periphery’s was suspicious

In an interview with Loop PNG Alu said that had the pest, or any for that matter, entered through the borders it would have been picked up by NAQIA or the Coffee Industry Corporation.

PNG authorities have been able to keep the pest our of the country after first appearing in Indonesia in 1992. However, the recent discovery raised eyebrows as to how it evaded their radar.