Coffee farmers

Farmers request coffee storage houses

 

Stallholders have requested to the Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) under the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) to set up the storage houses at several serviceable airstrips in Simbai and Kovon areas of Middle Ramu District.

The request was made during a nine-day visit into the mountains of Simbai and Kovon by a PPAP-CIC team.

PPAP-CIC Project Manager, Potaisa Hombunaka. Says lack of road and market access continues to remain a hindrance, not only for the farmers but also for the general population in these two remotely located areas.

Ambum Valley farmers to revive coffee gardens

This is the undertaking from a farmer and community leader Johannes Yola who is organising 428 farmers or households in the area under Coffee Industry Corporation’s industry rehabilitation program.

The farmers at Ambum Valley will work together with Wabag Catholic Diocese who has signed a partnership agreement with CIC on November 9, 2016 to help in coffee improvement work under call 4.

PPAP support mission visits coffee farmers

The 11th implementation support mission from November 17-21 was headed by World Bank agriculture specialist based in Vietnam, Nathan Belete; and Dan Vadnjal and Agnes Deshormes of IFAD.

They delegation met with coffee processing, exporting firms and NGO groups partnering in the coffee rehabilitation work in Eastern Highlands, Chimbu, Jiwaka and Western Highlands under call 1 and 2.

The objective of the mission was to assess the progress since the last assessment in March with focus on sustainability aspects when World Bank, IFAD and PNG Government funding ends.

Rural farmer group is first Lead Partner of PPAP coffee

The farmer group from one of the remote electorates referred to as the ‘back page’ of Eastern Highlands Province were praised for their efforts for having good leadership to organised cluster groups to successfully bid for coffee development funding totalling K2.3 million.

Morobe coffee farmers eyeing fair price

“Mipela wok wanwan na i no kisim gutpela mani. Ol namel man husat nogat kofi diwai i kisim moa mani” (We work as individuals and getting less from our harvest. Middle people who have no coffee trees are benefiting from our hard work),” says Pauline Lakis.

Coffee office needs funding to extend work

This was revealed by Project Manager for coffee component of Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP), Potaisa Hombunaka.

This provinces next inline are Southern Highlands, Enga, East Sepik, Madang, Morobe and East New Britain.

Hombunaka said the extension will increase PPAP’s coverage with 18 new partnerships involving various coffee producers, exporters, non-government organizations, Christian based organisations and church organizations to improve coffee production and quality in Papua New Guinea.