Agribusi­ness

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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

Credit: Man­u­fac­tur­ers Coun­cil of PNG

Ready for sale

Credit: ADB/Ian Gill

Pick­ing cof­fee in PNG’s High­lands

Credit: Main­land Hold­ings

Green PNG cof­fee beans

Credit: Man­u­fac­tur­ers Coun­cil of PNG

Roast­ing cof­fee beans

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