Determinants of coffee production in PNG: challenges and opportunities

Commonwealth Secretariat

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Coffee has the potential to provide income for households and government revenue, however, some coffee-producing countries continue to witness a decline in the quantity of coffee produced. This discussion focuses on a study which examined the farm and coffee grower’s characteristics that influence the quantity of coffee produced, and the challenges and opportunities in coffee production in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Important factors influencing the quantity of coffee produced include the location of coffee plot, labour type, coffee production scale and access to productive partnership in agriculture project, educational level, awareness of the productive age of coffee tree and participation in coffee production training. Challenges for coffee production include coffee leaf rust, coffee berry borer, poor extension services and poor access to markets and processing facilities. Opportunities in coffee production in PNG include availability of conducive environments and coffee plantations that can be revitalised. These findings contribute to discussion regarding potential ways to improve production so that coffee can contribute more to the country’s economy and to household incomes.

Associate Professor Eugene Ezebilo, Deputy Director for Research, PNG National Research Institute

The ANU-UPNG seminar series is part of the partnership between the ANU Crawford School of Public Policy and the UPNG School of Business and Public Policy, supported by the PNG-Aus Partnership.

This seminar is free and open to the public. Registration is required to attend the seminar. You can attend at Seminar 8 (Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU), at the MBA Suite (SBPP building, UPNG), or online via Zoom.

Development Policy Centre

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