People moves: Ramu Agri Industries, Autonomous Bougainville Government

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Ramu Agri GM moves to Sime Darby, and Autonomous Bougainville Government appoints Ministers.

That’s the spirit: Ramu Agri Industries adds value to sugar crop

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Papua New Guinea’s largest sugar grower, Ramu Agri Industries, is adding value to its sugar harvest with new products. Business Advantage PNG spoke to General Manager Jamie Graham about its production of spirits and ethanol.

In brief: Government prepares to relocate Moresby port to Motukea Island, and other business stories

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The national government prepares to buy Motukea Port from Curtain Bros, exports of LNG could double in five years and fuel prices fall. Your weekly digest of the latest business news.

Lae: Papua New Guinea’s manufacturing hub

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PNG’s second-largest city is the focal point for the nation’s downstream processing industries. Although it plays second fiddle to the national capital Port Moresby, Lae in Morobe Province is PNG’s industrial capital and boasts considerable activity in manufacturing, trading, agribusiness and, more recently, fisheries. Lae: the facts Despite being the second city in a country […]

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 […]

Case study: Ramu Agri Industries

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Sugar, beef and oil palm are the three platforms on which Papua New Guinea agricultural company, Ramu Agri Industries (RAI) is based. Expansion is planned for all three, following the company’s September 2008 acquisition by New Britain Palm Oil Limited (NBPOL). Ramu Agri Industries’ General Manager Jamie Graham says RAI’s broad strategy is to ‘continue […]