Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Papua New Guinea coffee industry not stagnant

Coffee Industry Corporation chief executive officer Ricky Mitio says the industry in Papua New Guinea is “not stagnant and moving sideways”.
He said this after a presentation by PNG agriculture expert Dr Mike Bourke, who said in his presentation to the National Development Forum today that prospects for coffee in PNG were “poor to average”.
“We acknowledge that there is no growth in production trends,” Mr Mitio said.
“CIC’s strategic plan is to address the dilemma of growth stagnation by introducing high value specialty coffee as the way forward because of high returns on this specialty and organic coffee exports.
“Specialty coffee makes up 5-6% of the global market right now.
“The specialty market is just growing and PNG has to get on this bandwagon.”                                                                                                                                                                            Picture above shows high quality PNG coffee products

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