Central farmers in rubber tapping training

Galley Reach Ltd was lauded for providing trainers, giving access to plantation and factory and logistics and refreshments for the farmers. 

A field demonstration was done, followed by a visit to the rubber factory and laboratory to see what happens to the rubber. 

The Central Traffic Police for transport and security support, Collin Lama Geno, and Stanley Leahy of Zenag Chicken distributed 400 copies of the Broiler Handbook while at the training. 

Cocoa, coconut productions increase

President of the Highlands Farmers and Settlers Association (HFSA), Wilson Thompson commended the Cocoa Board and Agmark NGIP, Eliven Cocoa and Middleton and Sons and smallholder farmer members that continues to drive the industry.

The Cocoa industry export figures for 2022 is 40,024 metric tonnes of export bringing in total of K313,603,141 million foreign currency.

This is increase from 2021 at 36,540 metric tonnes valued at K308,137,759 which is on the steady increase from 2021 at 32,905 metric tonnes (K274,863,434 million).

Enormous potential in PNG rubber industry: Board

Kenni says that the PNG rubber industry has enormous potential and needs to be revitalized and transformed to become a major cash crop.

Kenni said this in Port Moresby during a meeting with a delegation from Manus Province, comprising landowners, provincial administration officials and investors to discuss rubber development in Manus province, in particular, the Pohowa rubber project.