Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency extended for two more months

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In an emergency session of parliament last week, Prime Minister James Marape extended Papua New Guinea’s state of emergency, and the ramifications will be significant.

Meet the Papua New Guinean chemist with a winning formula

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Papua New Guinean chemist Yalinu Poya has received an international award for her groundbreaking research into making sustainable synthetic fertiliser.

In brief: Papua New Guinea ends talks with Exxon on P’nyang agreement, and other business stories

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Papua New Guinea says no to P’nyang gas project, Prime Minister James Marape confident in ‘five-train LNG’ and new date for plastic bag ban. The business news you need to kick-start your week.

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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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.

Native Vanilla’s secrets to growing a sustainable business in Papua New Guinea

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Native Vanilla has seen exponential growth over the past few months given the world’s demand for top quality vanilla. Dan Edmiston, CEO and founder, explains what his company is doing to increase Papuan vanilla quality and demand.

IFC’s ambitious plan to improve agribusiness in the Markham and Ramu valleys

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The International Finance Corporation is undertaking a scoping study of the Markham and Ramu valleys to assess agricultural opportunities in Papua New Guinea. The results will help to develop a win-win business model for agri-investors and customary landowners.

Time to address ‘serious structural issues’ in the economy, says Wera Mori

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Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wera Mori, outlined an ambitious plan to boost Special Economic Zones and attract foreign direct investment to PNG at the 2019 Business Advantage Papua New Guinea Investment Conference. Here’s what you need to know.

Prime Minister Marape’s ambitious vision for agriculture in Papua New Guinea

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Prime Minister James Marape has said that he doesn’t want Papua New Guinea to be known as an oil and gas county and has outlined his aim is to make PNG the ‘food basket of Asia.’ What opportunities does this create for business?

A sweet future for the sweet potato industry in Papua New Guinea

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Papua New Guinea’s sweet potato market has the opportunity to grow significantly. Researchers are working with farmers to implement new technologies that are predicted to transform sweet potato production.