Agribusiness

Mainland CEO outlines ambitious plan to diversify into new crops

Papua New Guinea agribusiness Mainland Holdings is launching into new agricultural sectors to reduce its reliance on imports. Chief Executive David Alcock told the Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum that the company intends to grow sorghum and soya beans to use as stockfeed in partnership with local farmers.
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Papua New Guinea’s vanilla sector success relies on education and regulation

PNG was the second-largest global grower of vanilla last year, producing about 250 metric tonnes, but leading processor and exporter, Paradise Spices, is calling for regulation of the sector to resolve supply and quality issues. Karina Makori, the company’s General Manager tells Business Advantage PNG inflated prices have halted production of vanilla products for the past nine months.
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Agri-tourism a big opportunity for Papua New Guinea says Agricultural Development Foundation president

With the focus on major resources projects, Papua New Guinea is missing the opportunity to develop a thriving agri-tourism sector, Papua New Guinea Women in Agricultural Development Foundation (PNGWiADF) President, Maria Linibi tells Business Advantage PNG.
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