The apple farmers of Gumbarami need their airstrip, which they built themselves, to be assessed and opened.
Currently, the Nahu-Rawa LLG has an estimated 10,000 apple trees.
The trees came from six apple seeds that farmer Bondo Gawa picked from discarded apple cores at Ramu in 1983.
He took the seeds to Gumbarami and planted them in three empty rice packets.
Once he saw leaves emerging, he replanted them in the soil. He did all these with no formal training.