Business and smallholders partnering to export Papua New Guinea coconut products

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Niugini Organics, an expanding exporter of organic coconut products made in PNG, is showcasing a business model which benefits smallholder groups in East New Britain. Business Advantage PNG spoke with director Dennis Hill to find out more.

Solomon Islands’ GDP down, but growth still strong

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Although gross domestic product (GDP) growth halved last year in the Solomon Islands, the Central Bank of the Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) 2012 annual report, released last week, makes encouraging reading.

Agribusiness [sector profile]

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Papua New Guinea’s agricultural sector has a number of competitive advantages, including high seasonal rainfall, good quality soil and low-intensity methods. The absence of pesticides and artificial fertilisers presents opportunities for PNG to position itself as a leading organic producer. Palm oil, coffee and cocoa are Papua New Guinea’s three most valuable agricultural commodities, together […]

A season of healthy growth

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Farming expertise, rich soil and high rainfall are behind Papua New Guinea’s organic strength. Agriculture accounted for more than 30% of Papua New Guinea’s GDP in 2011, according to World Bank figures. The sector expanded at a moderate pace in 2011, with many cash crops responding to high international prices. PNG’s most valuable cash crops—oil […]