Aug 23, 2017 Last Updated 2:11 PM, Jun 12, 2017

PNG agro products take limelight at Australia-PNG trade show

Susan Bakani from Artisan Culture, interests a visitor with a carved walking stick. Susan Bakani from Artisan Culture, interests a visitor with a carved walking stick. Photo: Anette Sete
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The 33rd Australia Papua New Guinea Business Forum and Trade Expo was a bonus for local agricultural and handicraft producers seeking to promote their products and expand their networks. With support from the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA*) Program, local producers of coffee, coconut and cocoa occupied five of the 57 booths at the Trade Expo, with two of the booths dedicated to promoting Papua New Guinea handicrafts.

In addition to showcasing their products, the businesses interacted with around 400 delegates from Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand who were part of the two-day forum, as well as the many Port Moresby residents who visited the booths. Susan Bakani of Artisan Culture, who exhibited in the handicraft booth, said she met many visitors interested in her products and felt the expo had given her an opportunity to expand her network.

PHAMA’s support is part of its ongoing work to improve market access for Papua New Guinea industries which is in line with the Government of Papua New Guinea’s policy to promote agriculture...

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