New agriculture tariffs put Papua New Guinean jobs at risk, says NBPOL CEO

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The timing of new tariffs affecting Papua New Guinea’s agriculture sector could not come at a worse time, according to the CEO of the country’s largest employer, New Britain Palm Oil.

Eyes in the sky: drones could cut costs of farming in Papua New Guinea

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New Britain Palm Oil is making strides in the area of ‘precision agriculture’ in Papua New Guinea. Its experience provides pointers for other agribusinesses looking to gain a better control of their costs.

Oil strong, LNG falls but palm oil jumps sharply [commodities]

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Oil and palm oil prices have strengthened but LNG continues to fall. Business Advantage PNG’s monthly review of Papua New Guinea commodities and financial markets.

Agriculture in Papua New Guinea: a sector profile

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A profile of the agriculture sector in Papua New Guinea, including governance and legislation, key players, opportunities, challenges and incentives. 

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HR strategies for Papua New Guinea

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David James reports how Papua New Guinean businesses are taking local cultural considerations into account in the management of their staff.

How New Britain Palm Oil turns sustainability into profitability

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New Britain Palm Oil has turned its philosophy of sustainable production into profits, according to Ian Orrell, Group Head of Sustainability. Speaking at the Business Advantage PNG Investment Conference in Brisbane, he warned of the need to improve the palm oil industry’s global reputation.

Releasing land titles could bolster Papua New Guinea SMEs

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Granting more land titles over plantation smallholdings and National Housing Corporation housing stock, and freeing up land locked up in over 20,000 unresolved deceased estates could provide a real boost to Papua New Guinea’s small and medium enterprise (SME) sector.  Dr Charles Yala, Principal & Director of Niugini Land and Properties, is calling for the more effective transfer of outstanding titles.

New Britain Palm Oil looking to expand and diversify, says Country Manager

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Access to land is preventing New Britain Palm Oil from expanding its beef and palm oil production businesses. PNG Country Manager Robert Nilkare tells Business Advantage PNG, there is a need to develop more agriculture leases in Papua New Guinea.

Aviation and maritime industries in Papua New Guinea to address new emissions rules

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Ocean freight and air freight services, both in and out of Papua New Guinea, will be required to ensure they are compliant with future emissions reductions requirements. Rensie Panda, Lead Climate Change Negotiator at the Climate Change & Development Authority, tells Business Advantage PNG what to expect.

In brief: Maru wants Papua New Guinea-Fiji trade dispute resolved by October, and other business stories

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Trade Minister Richard Maru wants trade issues with Fiji resolved this month, UBS buys into Kina Securities, and ANZ offers debit cards in PNG.