Overview Objectives

This project aims to improve the profitability and vitality of smallholder cocoa farming families and communities in Papua New Guinea.
Bougainville is an autonomous province in Papua New Guinea recovering from a decade-long crisis that significantly disrupted the society and economy. Before the crisis, cocoa was a major contributor to the economy; more than 80% of Bougainvilleans produced cocoa.
The project will foster and strengthen public and private sector partnerships and develop enterprises that enhance productivity and access to premium markets, while promoting gender equity, community health and well-being.

Project ID
HORT/2014/094
Project Country
Inactive project countries
Commissioned Organisation
University of Sydney, Australia
Project Leader
Professor David Guest
Email
david.guest@sydney.edu.au
Phone
0286271026
Fax
0286271099
Collaborating Institutions
Cocoa Coconut Institute of Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea
Autonomous Region of Bougainville Dept of Primary Industries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea
Mars Australia, Australia
University of Natural Resources and Environment, Papua New Guinea
Project Budget
$5,994,988.00
Start Date
01/02/2016
Finish Date
31/12/2021
ACIAR Research Program Manager
Dr Richard Markham