In this section, you may find new materials that have been published on the topic of “Papua New Guinea Agritourism Policy Setting Workshop 2019”, since the date of the event. We continually select major new publications and articles that add up to the policy points discussed in this workshop.
New PNG PM says to prioritize agriculture, tourism
The new Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea James Marape met with his cabinet for the first time on Wednesday, to outline his plans to prioritize the South Pacific nation’s emerging agriculture sector. With 11 new ministers named, including Bryan Kramer as Police Minister and Kerenga Kua as Petroleum Minister, Marape also selected three vice ministers to assist Agriculture and Livestock Minister John Simon. “While coffee, cocoa, copra and oil palm were the mainstay of agriculture, organic food and livestock had huge growth potential, especially to the lucrative Asian market,” the new leader told the National Newspaper. “These are agriculture produce and products that can put PNG in the international market or world map. It is a no-brainer, just a little training and education, and our people will be on the ground to contribute to nation building and themselves.” “Agriculture is PNG’s biggest economic sector involving the majority of our citizens, transforming it into an efficient, productive and robust global revenue earner will naturally benefit them and country.”