Coffee Industry Corporation

CIC hold meet to update on CBB

The meeting, which began yesterday and ends today, will include stakeholders from Western Highlands and Chimbu.

The CIC will be presenting an update on the CBB incursion and measures they and other authorities will be implementing and will also allow for feedback and suggestions as a way forward for the benefit of all players in the industry.

Five provinces free of CBB pest: CIC

Eastern Highlands, however, has confirmed the presence of the CBB pest in Asari and Kamaliki, as initially discovered two months ago.

In a media statement, Coffee Industry Corporation Chief Executive Officer, Charles Dambui, said the delimiting surveys will continue as part of its surveillance exercise.

“We are now into the containment stage and this will basically involve looking at short term measures to address the problem.”

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The Supreme Court has entirely dismissed two case filed by 302 Asylum seekers held at the Manus Regional Processing Centre.


SHP Governor queries Election Manager

Southern Highlands Governor, William Powi, has condemned the reported attack on Electoral Commission officials yesterday in his Province.

CREAC meeting revived after 10 years

Chief executive officer Mr Charles Dambui said it was a positive move to bring back CREAC into the industry. “CREAC was an effective and important committee that provided an advisory role to scrutinize all CIC projects.” Dambui welcomed and thanked all members who had accepted CIC’s invitation to be part of the forum, which was held on Wednesday, October 25, 2016 in Aiyura, Eastern Highlands Province.

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.

Church pastor: Rehabilitation of coffee in ENB is a blessing

“If we want change we must change our thinking and attitude.

“Get rid of backbiting and jealousy and return to God. Only God can change us and not any books that we read I tell you.”

Pastor Lupai said this during the signing of a Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) agreement between Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) and private firm New Britain Resources Development Ltd and Co Partner Qaqet Stewardship Council Inc. The signing ceremony took place at Sinivit LLG headquarters in Pomio District on Friday 30 June, 2016.

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.

116 coffee licences issued for 2016 operations

The CIC through its licensing process aims to provide standards and discipline into the conduct of industry players, ensuring acceptable standard of farms inputs, factory equipment, mills and processing plants is maintained to produce quality coffee desired by buyers consistently.

There are four different categories of licensing in CIC under the function of IR&C that is normally licensed to all operators throughout the country.

They are - Exports, Manufacturing, Processing (Wet & Dry) and a permit to build a factory.

Jiwaka admin backs coffee rehab efforts

“CIC is our partner. Many areas in the province need roads and bridges. For this reason we want to work in partnership with CIC,” said Anthony Kerni, director for technical and economic services.

 CIC through its coffee rehabilitation work under Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) is considering two access roads for coffee farmers to access markets.

The proposed 5km road will connect Avi Market to Kamdiga which will help some 1020 smallholder growers in the area.

New market opportunity for coffee groups

A total of 88 green bean bags of Arabica coffee and 77 bags of Robusta coffee from the competition were sold out to Coffee Plant Korea. The company paid a premium price for the coffees offered after the competition, hence relieving most coastal groups who entered the competition.

According to CIC records, 62 groups from the coast participated this year compared to only 43 from the Highlands. The majority of the coastal were from Morobe Province, East Sepik trailing just behind Morobe while the rest were from Madang, Milne Bay and Northern provinces.