Agribusiness

Galip nut a global opportunity for Papua New Guinea agriculture

The commercial potential of PNG’s galip nut could soon be realised. Helen Wallace, Project Leader at the Transformative Agriculture and Enterprise Development program tells Business Advantage PNG that the strong growth in the nut industry indicates it is the right time to develop the sector.
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Mainland CEO calls for Papua New Guinea Land Bank register of landowners to develop crop planting

The CEO of Mainland Holdings wants a national register of landowners willing to lease their land or grow crops on their property. David Alcock has also outlined his company’s plans to boost feedstock for poultry and pigs, to reduce costs and save foreign exchang
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Agmark MD outlines recipe to repair Papua New Guinea’s cocoa industry

Papua New Guinea’s cocoa industry could be back to its 1970s levels if it had a strong cocoa grower-based Cocoa Board, more farmer training and increased investment. That is what John Nightingale, Managing Director of Agmark, told the country’s first-ever agricultural summit, held in Port Moresby last month.
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Oil and gas prices strong: a monthly review of Papua New Guinea’s commodities and financial markets

Oil and gas prices are up and copper is also strong. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodities and financial markets comes to you from this week's PNG Mining and Petroleum Conference in Port Moresby.
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O’Neill flags new initiatives to promote agriculture in Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill and his Agriculture Minister, Benny Allen, have promised to boost access to credit for agricultural projects, develop import substitution and strengthen agricultural institutions. They were addressing the country’s inaugural National Agriculture Summit in Port Moresby this week.
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Five questions for: Boto Gaupu, CEO of the Cocoa Board of Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea's Cocoa Board has launched a new farmers’ company to move small farmers from subsistence farming to running a small profitable business. The long-term aim of the new PNG Agriculture Company is to boost output, quality and farmer incomes, as Cocoa Board CEO Boto Gaupu explains.
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Papua New Guinea should target second tier cities in China, says expert

To deal effectively with China it is best to target second tier cities, David Thomas, Chief Executive of Think Global Consulting, told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney. He said the country's GDP and middle class will double in the next decade, profoundly altering the world economy.
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Smartphones can transform Papua New Guinea’s economy, says futurist Mark Pesce

Smartphone technology can transform the economy, futurist Mark Pesce told the Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference in Sydney earlier this month. He painted a long-term picture in which digital technology will allow the country to reap the benefits of the post-industrial era.
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