Papua New Guinean Agriculture: Significant Opportunity and Much Peril

13 August 2019

The Papua New Guinean Prime Minister, James Marape, has stated that agriculture is a major focus for his administration. He envisions PNG becoming the food basket of Asia and has suggested that it could sell rice and coffee to the three billion people that are expected to live there within the next decade. A lack of transport infrastructure, possible opposition to large-scale commercial agriculture from landowners and a lack of agricultural training and knowledge, however, is likely to make that vision difficult to implement.

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