Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea

Region(s)

Provinces of Eastern Highlands, Chimbu, and Morobe

Implementor

Sustainable Management Services PNG Ltd

Project

Prosperity for Next Generation Common Grounds Program

Introduction

The vast majority (>95%) of PNG coffee is produced by smallholder subsistence farmers that live in remote rural areas, oftentimes without access to basic services. Coffee is one of few means for subsistence households to generate an income. It is believed (although very little hard data is available) that about 2 million people in PNG are involved in the country’s coffee industry.

The Project

Specific Objectives:

  • Renovate & Rehabilitate

- Nursery with 25,000 seedlings annually

- Renovate 23 ha of model farms

- 3500 pruning saws distributed

  • Coffee Berry Borer pest control

- Brocap tapping in 960 ha installed

- 96 ha treated

  • Improve training curriculum for farmer training
  • Address identified social challenges in the communities:

- Access to water for domestic use

- Access to education for tertiary college/university

- Access tor rural health, combat polio outbreak and risk of spreading to coffee growing community

Partners

  • ecomsms4.png

Status

Ongoing

Timeframe

2019 - 2022

Farmers

4,000

% Female Farmers & Youth

10% 20%

Coffee Households

20,000

Areas of work

  • sustainability-of-land-icon@2x.pngSustainability of land
  • prosperity-of-farmers-icon@2x.pngProsperity of farmers
  • equality-of-people-icon@2x.pngEquality of people

Project themes

  • Soil.pngSoil
  • Water.pngWater
  • farm-management@2x.pngFarm Management
  • yield-improvement@2x.pngYield Improvement
  • gender-equality@2x.pngGender and Youth Inclusivity