Papua New Guineans are a nation of farmers. While agriculture accounts for about 25% of PNG’s GDP, about 85% of nationals are engaged in food production at a subsistence level.
Palm oil is the country’s most valuable crop, followed by cocoa, copra, rubber, spices and tea.
Between 2001 and 2010 PNG’s soft commodity exports grew in value by 12.8% per annum to almost K4 billion for the first time, with forestry being a significant contributor to this growth.
The key commercial livestock in PNG are pigs, poultry and cattle, with livestock contributing 13% of total domestic food production.
Tablebirds’ poultry operation in the Markham Valley, Morobe Province
Cattle in New Britain
Women in an oil-palm seedling nursery
Queen Emma Chocolate, made locally from PNG cocoa
Ready for sale
Picking coffee in PNG’s Highlands
Green PNG coffee beans
Roasting coffee beans