Coffee is one of the cash crops selected and to signify this, a first in the world Coffee Ministry was created.
The Southern Highlands Provincial Government has allocated K20m to build a coffee factory in Mendi.
Governor William Powi announced this during the Provincial Assembly meeting last Thursday.
In support of the initiative, the Nipa Kutubu District under the leadership of Dr Billy Joseph has embarked on growing coffee in the district.
Dr Billy urged all the people in the district to start growing coffee and earn a living.