Region: Oceania | Country : Papua New Guinea

Executive Summary

Fairtrade Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) launched a two-year project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) to drive agricultural development and market linkages to alleviate poverty in rural areas through agricultural business capacity development. The project built on supply chains developed in PNG through Fairtrade ANZ’s United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded “Fair trade Promotion Project in PNG” launched in 2011. The project enabled Fairtrade ANZ to partner with eight coffee and cocoa producing farmer cooperatives, representing 25,000 rural farmers, to trial and give feedback on various information and communications technology (ICT) interventions in order to promote ICT as a catalyst for business and community development in PNG. Selected interventions were aimed to address farmers’ issues of isolation, and poor telecommunication and power infrastructure.

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