The Cocoa Component of the PPAP is executed by the Government of PNG through the National Department of Agriculture and Livestock and the Cocoa Board of PNG with funding from the World Bank, International Development Association, International Fund for Agricultural Development and the European Commission. Cocoa Component funding to-date is over $55 million.
The Cocoa Project Management Unit (PMU) is governed by an Industry Coordination Committee (ICC) comprised of experienced representatives from the cocoa industry, including:
- Processors, traders and exporters
- Key service providers
- Growers associations
- Provincial government agencies
Our lead partners for objective 1 are introduced below. More information is displayed in the sidebar.
Cocoa Board of PNG
The Cocoa Board of PNG is envisioned to foster a sustainable cocoa industry that enhance rural livelihoods and contribute to the well being of our rural population under National Pillar No 2: Wealth creation. We aspire to foster innovative farming practices (best practices) that maximize farmer’s profitability and income and be able to develop/maintain sustainable value chain and remain internationally competitive.
National Department of Agriculture and Livestock
The Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL) is the lead government agency responsible for the management of the agriculture sector in Papua New Guinea. Its mandate is to provide policy advice and technical and administrative support for optimal performance of the sector. DAL aims to assist the people of PNG meet their local requirements in nutrition and household food security. The department also strives to promote innovative strategies aimed at increasing food production for both local and global markets.
Coffee Industry Corporation
The Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC), which is empowered under the Coffee Industry Corporation Statutory Powers and Functions Act 1991, has the responsibility to provide both leadership and services to the PNG coffee industry as stipulated in its Constitution. The CIC exists to support the development of the nation’s multi-million kina coffee industry which will maximize financial returns to all players in the industry within PNG and ultimately achieve the government’s socio economic goals.