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***aCe***
30-12-2003, 04:05 PM
Vanilla produce become on of the main sources of income for the rural people of the Central Province.

In the closing addres of a vanilla workshop at Amiaka village, north Mekeo, president of the Mekeo- Kuni Local Level Government (LLG), Manu Paeke, delivered a speech from the governor of Central Province, Alphonse Moroi, which stated that Mr Moroi would do his best to established markets for markets for farmers to sell this produce.

***aCe***
30-12-2003, 04:08 PM
“This province has great economic potential. Apart from the gold resources at the Tolokuma, agriculture is its backbone.

Central province can produce the best quality fresh vegetables as well as cash crops like coffee, cocoa, copra and runner,” Mr Moroi said.

***aCe***
30-12-2003, 04:14 PM
He said the recently introduced vanilla can be grown almost in all parts of the province, particularly in the North Mekeo area of the Kairiku district as an example.

The emphasis of the Moroi government is on infrastructure, agriculture, education and health, he said.

“Agriculture and land is available and our people are farming, hoever, fiding their way to markets is a major hurdle.

I as a governor, would like to urge the PNG Spice Industry Board (PNGSIB) and the Agriculture and Livestock department to assist farmers of the Central province in this regard.

***aCe***
30-12-2003, 04:16 PM
“Perhaps establish a mobile and efficient market system to help buy the quality produce” Mr Moroi said.

He congratulated the participants of the PNGSIB conducted week long workshop and said he believed the farmers would be proficient in their vanilla farming management skills and conservant with their out put at the farm, producing quality beans for sale and enjoying a higher income from their spice out put.

***aCe***
30-12-2003, 04:17 PM
Mr Moroi encouraged the famers to keep on working the land to produce good products because in these difficult times that was the way to earn their living.

He was unable to attend the closing of the workshop in person because he was attending the launching of the Agriculture Business scheme at Kwikila Secondary school in the Rigo District.

Mr Moroi who has his own vanilla farm in Bereina, class the vanilla produce “gree gold”.

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