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Kava farming, a promising career path

Published Thursday, August 01 2019

While kava farming is not a typical career choice for youth in Fiji, its high profitability is garnering interest among young people, particularly in rural areas, to establish careers as small-scale commercial farmers. In Kadavu, one of Fiji’s major kava growing areas, Usaia Sausauwainivalu, the farm manager at Vunisea Secondary School, is encouraging school leavers...

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Global win for Pacific chocolates

Published Tuesday, July 16 2019

Chocolates made from Pacific-origin cocoa were among the winning bars at the 11th Academy of Chocolate International Awards 2019. Announced in London last month, the results were especially rewarding for a Vanuatu producer who made his debut at the awards and scooped a double-bronze win. The wins included: A bronze medal for Firetree Chocolate Limited’s...

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Cocoa stori kam alaef at SolChoc Festival 2019

Published Friday, May 31 2019

If you love chocolate and are interested in knowing more about the flourishing cocoa industry of the Solomon Islands, then the 2019 SolChoc Festival is the place to be. The SolChoc Festival, now in its fourth year, will be a celebration of all things cocoa in Honiara, bringing together key players and partners of the...

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Better transport for improved livelihoods

Published Thursday, May 30 2019

Limited transportation connectivity is a recurring constraint to market access for Solomon Islands’ exports. While transportation is integral to the successful functioning of any agricultural sector, the plight of the sector is also exacerbated by poor infrastructure and local geographical factors. To address connectivity issues and improve market access for Solomon Islands’ agricultural exports, the...

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PNG coffee, a source of national pride

Published Tuesday, May 21 2019

In the build-up to the inaugural National Coffee Symposium 2019, international coffee specialists have been invited to participate at the symposium. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge in coffee and will team up with leading coffee specialists in the country to chart a way forward for the industry. In this Q&A, ANDREW HETZEL...

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PNG coffee “holds great promise”

Published Monday, May 20 2019

In the build-up to the inaugural National Coffee Symposium 2019, international coffee specialists have been invited to participate at the symposium. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge in coffee and will team up with leading coffee specialists in the country to chart a way forward for the industry. NICOLE MOTTEUX is a sustainable...

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PNG coffee, an incredible story to tell

Published Sunday, May 19 2019

In the build-up to the inaugural National Coffee Symposium 2019, international coffee specialists have been invited to participate at the symposium. They bring with them a wealth of knowledge in coffee and will team up with local coffee specialists to chart a way forward for the industry. MICK WHEELER was appointed Overseas Representative of PNG’s...

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Brewing a better future for PNG’s coffee industry

Published Friday, May 17 2019

Colleagues and competitors of Papua New Guinea’s coffee industry will meet over two days next week at the National Coffee Symposium to discuss the future of the industry.

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