ESTABLISHING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PRIVATE SECTOR AND GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER EXTENSION AND TRAINING TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN THE PNG COFFEE INDUSTRY

F. Api, R. Murray-Prior, L. Aroga, P.J. Batt
Government funded extension in the PNG Department of Agriculture and Livestock and the Coffee Industry Corporation (CIC) had traditionally relied on government employees. Like many countries, they adopted the Training and Visit system promoted by the World Bank in the early 1980s, which unfortunately failed to live up to expectations. More recently, the CIC has adopted a ‘demand driven’ approach for working with farmer groups known as the Participatory Rural Appraisal and Planning Process (PRAP), which involves contracting out the programs identified in the PRAP process to private service providers. While only in its early stages, it is providing some advantages over the previous system. These advantages are discussed along with some problems. The CIC is also developing partnerships with processing and exporting companies in the coffee industry to collaboratively deliver extension and training services to coffee farmers.
Api, F., Murray-Prior, R., Aroga, L. and Batt, P.J. (2009). ESTABLISHING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN PRIVATE SECTOR AND GOVERNMENT TO DELIVER EXTENSION AND TRAINING TO SMALLHOLDER FARMERS IN THE PNG COFFEE INDUSTRY. Acta Hortic. 832, 33-42
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.832.4
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.832.4
agricultural extension, participatory appraisal and planning, demand driven extension, service providers
English

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