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Coffee competition partnerships

Published Tuesday, September 11 2018

The Investment Promotion Authority has come on board as a partner sponsor to support the 2018 coffee cupping competition taking place this week in Port Moresby. A cheque of K5000 was presented to the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) General Manager Steven Tumae by director corporate services Anna Marikawa at the IPA office in Port Moresby...

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PNG Q-graders join judges panel

Published Friday, September 07 2018

Five Papua New Guineans will join seven international Q-graders for the 2018 PNG Coffee Industry Corporation Ltd National Coffee Cupping Competition to be held in Port Moresby from Sept 10-14, 2018. Among the local coffee cuppers will be Enos Dum, 29, of Osifagu Village in the Unggai Bena District of Eastern Highlands. Young Enos took...

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67 samples submitted for competition

Published Friday, September 07 2018

  Sixty-Seven Arabica coffee samples will be assessed for their quality in cup and taste at the 2018 PNG Coffee Industry Corporation’s National Coffee Cupping Competition to be held in Port Moresby next week. The tasting or cupping is a closed-door event at the Holiday Inn Hotel on September 10-14, 2018. Seven international coffee judges...

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Lautoka Port to test Sea Container Hygiene System

Published Thursday, August 09 2018

A trial test on the implementation of the Sea Container Hygiene System (SCHS) will be carried out this week at the Port of Lautoka following the successful collaboration at a workshop hosted by the Pacific Horticultural & Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) Program last week. The workshop was held at the Tanoa Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka...

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PNG adds new flavour to specialty choc market

Published Tuesday, August 07 2018

For more than 10 years, Grace Klembasa toiled away on cocoa farms in Aitape, West Sepik Province in Papua New Guinea. With young twin daughters to support, the single mother devoted herself to a life of hardwork; a chapter that is now yielding rewards beyond her imagination. Grace’s journey to success began with a sample...

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Export demand reignites interest in farming

Published Tuesday, July 24 2018

Farmers in Tonga are taking a renewed interest in growing squash as export demand for this agricultural produce increases. As the island kingdom continues to recover in the aftermath of a category 4 tropical cyclone in February, squash growers and exporters are making every effort to supply what they can. Squash grower and exporter Nishi...

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Fiji Kava Value Chain Analysis – ABC Radio Interview

Published Thursday, July 19 2018

PHAMA's National Coordinator in Fiji, Losalini Leweniqila, speaks to Seini Taumoepeau on ABC Radio's Pacific Mornings show

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Quality Standards for Pacific Kava – Dateline Pacific radio interview

Published Friday, July 13 2018

PHAMA's Deputy Team Leader Semy Siakimotu is interviewed by Radio New Zealand journalist Tim Glasgow

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Taking Pacific kava quality to new heights

Published Thursday, July 12 2018

A kava bar in the United States, a nakamal in Vanuatu and that “baby mix” any day of the week in Fiji all share one thing in common: kava. Not just any kava, what’s in demand is quality kava. Quality is the new buzzword across kava-producing Pacific island countries today and a motivating factor for...

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Fiji launches kava value chain analysis

Published Friday, June 15 2018

Fiji is experiencing a second kava boom fuelled by domestic demand rather than exports. This is among the key findings of the first value chain analysis done of the kava sector. Acting Minister for Agriculture Mereseini Vuniwaqa today launched the Fiji Kava Value Chain Analysis Report, saying the event marked a special day for stakeholders...

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