Landell Mills wins Asian Development Bank funded contract to improve coffee value chains in Papua New Guinea
Landell Mills is pleased to announce we have been awarded a new value chains contract to help develop the coffee sector in Papua New Guinea. The project, ‘Inclusive, Sustainable and Connected Coffee Value Chain,’ will have a duration of two and a half years and will be based in the capital of the Eastern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, Goroka.
Funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the project will build on previous contracts implemented by Landell Mills to improve coffee value chains in Indonesia and Timor-Leste. Project beneficiaries will include coffee producers based in remote, mountainous areas of Papua New Guinea, with a specific focus on rural coffee farmers. The project will directly support these farmers, whilst also having a positive impact on the wider community as a result of developing the coffee value chain.
The project takes a farmer field schools approach, teaching a series of good agricultural practices. It is hoped this approach will increase the adoption of technology by farmers and therefore increase the yield and quality of the coffee produced.
This project marks the third out of four projects won by Landell Mills as part of the Inclusive, Sustainable and Connected Coffee Value Chain, and will replicate the work carried out on coffee value chains in Timor-Leste and Indonesia.
Landell Mills Project Manager, Patrick Lee, said: “It’s great to be able to continue our work in the coffee value chain, and to continue to provide our services to the Asian Development Bank. We will work with our team to ensure that the outputs are delivered on time and in budget and keep the project beneficiaries – the rural small-scale coffee farmers – at the heart of all our decision making.”