The New Zealand Government will provide K3.7 million over the next two and a half years to the Smallholder Support Services Expansion Project (SSSEP) in
This joint project between
“More than 80% of PNG’s population lives in rural areas and they largely rely on agriculture for their livelihoods,”
“Many small farmers have limited access to technical knowledge to improve their agricultural practices and engage in markets.
“The assistance that the SSSEP provides is aimed at addressing this issue and contributing to increased household income and standards of living.”
“The SSSEP builds on a pilot project in
“The majority of the funding comes from the Government of Papua New Guinea, and
“Strengthening and expanding the project will ensure that it continues in the years to come and reaches more people in PNG,” Mr Holm said.
In addition to supporting the SSSEP, the NZAID programme supports a number of other economic development initiatives which focus on the rural population.