Lae timber processing facility to fill a niche says ACIAR manager

A proposed timber processing facility near Lae is positioned to fill a niche and play an important role in the forestry industry’s future, according to Tony Bartlett, forestry research program manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

How rural women can become Papua New Guinea’s agribusiness entrepreneurs

Women in rural Papua New Guinea are keen to engage in agribusiness but many have traditionally struggled to take leadership roles. That is beginning to change, Curtin University researcher Dr Gina Koczberski tells Business Advantage PNG.

The battle to save the Papua New Guinea cocoa industry

Despite growing demand for cocoa around the world, the industry in Papua New Guinea is in crisis, with production in East New Britain alone plummeting by 82% between 2008 and 2012. Business Advantage PNG reports on attempts to combat the pest which threatens the sector.