IFAD, Papua New Guinea: Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project
- The project will focus on Papua New Guinea's main coffee- and cocoa-growing areas. The project will adopt an inclusive targeting approach towards the cocoa and coffee smallholders in the implementation area. Disadvantaged groups will be prioritized, and specific efforts will be made to form partnerships with smallholder farmers in less favoured areas (such as remote highland areas or areas hit by CPB that are dependent on cocoa) and partnerships that mobilize vulnerable groups (such as women and young farmers).
- Coffee- and cocoa-growing are an important part of farming systems and rural livelihoods in the project area and play a critical role in helping households meet their cash requirements. Against this background, the overall goal of the project is to improve the performance and sustainability of value chains in cocoa- and coffee-producing areas, in order to improve the livelihoods of smallholder producers. To this end, the project will strengthen the coordination of the coffee and cocoa industry and the related institutions, facilitate linkages between smallholder farmers and agribusiness for the provision of technologies and services, and provide critical market access infrastructure.