Boardroom briefing: coffee prices, advice for food entrepreneurs and dubious promises of aid money

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Coffee farmers growing pains, how a woman launched a successful food business, and where is all the aid money pledged to Pacific nations? Readings from around the world on business, leadership and management.

How NKW Holdings has experienced massive growth in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea landowner company NKW Holdings has undergone a massive expansion in the past eight years.  In this exclusive interview with Business Advantage PNG, Chief Executive Officer Marlen Brunskill talks about the growth of the company and why the future looks promising.

Six questions for Vic Lynch, owner of Kwila Coffee Roasters

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Vic Lynch is a Papua New Guinean cafe owner and barista who has built up a thriving business in Sydney, Australia, where PNG coffee is catching on.

Coffee capsules a ‘win-win situation’ for local industry

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Coffee is recognised as one of Papua New Guinea’s most important commodities. So it was only a matter of time before locally manufactured ‘Nespresso compatible’ coffee capsules entered the PNG market. Business Advantage PNG talks to Cool Stuf, the company behind PNG’s first locally manufactured coffee capsules.

Coffee farmers plan to capitalise on global demand for Papua New Guinea Arabica

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Coffee farmers in the Papua New Guinea’s Western Highlands and Jiwaka provinces are planning to capitalise on the growing global demand for sustainable Arabica coffee. With the help of a young entrepreneur who grew up on plantations in the region, they have an ambitious plan to double annual production within two years.

Brewing new investment in Papua New Guinea ‘wild coffee’

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While most of Papua New Guinea’s coffee crop is sold in bulk to Europe’s major coffee giants, Paul Howell discovers one American businessman trying to offer the country’s coffee growers an altogether different, ‘aerial’ route to the US market.

In brief: Purari River gets PM’s backing and other stories

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Among our stories this week: the PM backs Purari River, National Roads Authority chief outlines Papua New Guinea’s roads challenge and a new INA report outlines impediments for the private sector.

Around the world: PNG-based diplomat withdraws from election race and other international stories

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An Australian diplomat in PNG nominates and then withdraws from the race to replace former PM Julia Gillard, while raw coffee prices fall as consumption flatlines.

Entrepreneurs: Duffy’s Travers Chue on coffee and fashion

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At age 29, Travers Chue is an enthusiastic backer of Papua New Guinea’s fledgling café society. But as Rod Myer reports, his family’s entrepreneurial flair is also seeing the business expand.

How climate change will affect Papua New Guinea

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Bob Hansen, MD of major agribusiness Mainland Holdings, considers the threats and opportunities to Papua New Guinea from climate change.