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Frozen fries the start of an ambitious import substitution plan for Papua New Guinea

A brand-new factory in the Highlands has begun processing locally grown potatoes. This is part of an ambitious import substitution plan that could provide thousands of jobs, cut the price of frozen foods and save valuable foreign currency.
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Prime Minister Marape’s ambitious vision for agriculture in Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister James Marape has said that he doesn't want Papua New Guinea to be known as an oil and gas county and has outlined his aim is to make PNG the 'food basket of Asia.' What opportunities does this create for business?
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Where to allocate resources to develop Papua New Guinea’s economy

The World Bank and the Papua New Guinea Business Council seem to agree on the areas that need strengthening to help Papua New Guinea's economy thrive. The difference, however, is that one of them also includes the creative industries. David James compares both lists and analyses what they mean for the country and its future.
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Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry should focus on more profitable niches

The coffee industry in Papua New Guinea is dealing with unusually low prices and poor production levels but there are significant opportunities, especially in commodity and speciality coffees. That was the view of speakers at the 2019 National Coffee Industry Symposium in Port Moresby.
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Innovative Agro Industry planning four new agricultural projects in 2019

After the successful launch of its first dairy farm and the 9 Mile Highlands Produce Depot last year, Innovative Agro Industry has four major expansion projects underway for 2019. Business Development Manager, Gallit Tamir, tells Business Advantage PNG, they include a second dairy farm, a frozen French fries processing plant, and large-scale coffee, cocoa, grain, stock feed processing and poultry production projects.
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