Working cooperatively the key to improve Papua New Guinea’s cocoa exports

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Getting produce to market is one of the biggest constraints on Papua New Guinea’s cocoa industry, according to the Chief Operating Officer of leading cocoa exporter, NGIP Agmark. Steven Nightingale says his company is developing a model that is helping to improve the situation.

Lower demand sees Papua New Guinea’s agricultural exports fall

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The latest figures from the Bank of Papua New Guinea reveal the negative impact of the global pandemic on PNG’s agricultural sector. Exports of all the country’s major agricultural commodities fell in the 12 months to September 2020, although the falls were partly offset by improved prices in some cases.

In brief: Papua New Guinea paves the way for Papua LNG, and other business stories

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Parliament passed six key pieces of legislation that allow the Papua LNG project to move forward, Australia’s Prime Minister cancels his trip to Papua New Guinea and cocoa farmers in East Sepik Province ready to benefit from new project. The business news you need to kickstart your week.

On the rise: Paradise Foods continues to grow in Papua New Guinea despite COVID-19

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Paradise Foods has seen over 30% growth over the past six months and its future looks even brighter. James Rice, Group CEO of Papua New Guinea’s oldest food manufacturing company, spoke with Business Advantage PNG to explain why.

Data driven: Outspan PNG helps Papua New Guinea farmers reap more from what they sow

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Outspan PNG is using big data to help thousands of smallholder cocoa and coffee farmers in Papua New Guinea improve the quality of their produce. Country Manager Basavaraj Y. Mashetty tells Business Advantage PNG it is helping to put the country’s cocoa and cofee on the global map.

Boardroom briefing: looking beyond the pandemic, how business might change and the effect of lockdown on the coffee industry

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A way out of the COVID-19 crisis, the new business reality when the pandemic is over and cocoa production in lockdown. Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

Rubio Plantation Retreat holds the secret to thriving in Papua New Guinea

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Shane Clark, owner of Rubio Plantation Retreat, has discovered a novel way to grow his surf business. In this exclusive interview, he shares with Business Advantage PNG the secrets to thrive in Papua New Guinea.

Inaugural cocoa show rewards excellence in Papua New Guinea cocoa production

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Cocoa is Papua New Guinea’s third-largest agricultural export. The inaugural Cocoa of Excellence show held recently in Kokopo focused on improving the quality of cocoa production to better meet international market requirements.

Kumul Consolidated Holdings establishes agriculture joint venture in East Sepik

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The holding company for Papua New Guinea’s state-owned enterprises, Kumul Consolidated Holdings, is making its first foray into agriculture, establishing a joint venture in East Sepik Province with Israel’s L R Group.

Artisan chocolate maker chooses Papua New Guinea cacao

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Some of the world’s best cacao is growing in Papua New Guinea and is being increasingly used in the high-end global chocolate market. Susan Gough Henly reports on why one Australian chocolate maker uses only PNG beans.