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PNG farmers desperate as copra prices plummet

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 8/31/2012 7:18:00 PM
Copra prices in Papua New Guinea's Madang Province have continued to drop, leaving farmers desperate for help. The average price per metric tonne of copra is now just over US$700, down from US$1,500 last year, according to the latest figures from the ...

Climbing the Coconut Value Chain in the Pacific

Inter Press Service - 4/18/2019 11:19:00 AM
Papua New Guinea is the world’s largest exporter of copra – the dried coconut flesh from which oil is extracted – followed by Vanuatu. However, fluctuating global copra prices can leave small Pacific economies very vulnerable. Opening a Commonwealth ...

Cattle feed shortages grip northern Australia

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - 9/25/2013 3:51:00 AM
Carpenter Products says it's not just the fire causing problems for copra production in Papua New Guinea. One of the directors of the company, Ajit Kalluvadi, says the price of copra was so low that it was hardly worth farming. "Copra has been a dwindling ...

Commodity price falls hit Kerala farmers hard

Business Line - 1/1/2001 11:59:00 AM
The continuous fall in the prices of coconut oil and copra in recent months had affected around 35 ... the crop in other producing countries such as Guatemala, Colombia, Papua New Guinea. Colombian produce, though inferior in quality, was already in ...

Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati's fight for survival

The Guardian - 10/22/2017 11:27:00 PM
And he has become involved in production of copra, the dried kernel of coconut which is used ... After Abbott complained that the Pacific Islands Forum in Papua New Guinea ran later, Dutton said: “Time doesn’t mean anything when you’re, you know ...

PNG Cabinet approves copra rescue loan

Saipan Tribune - 9/16/2017 1:45:00 PM
Port Moresby (The National/PINA Nius Online – Papua New Guinea’s National Executive Council has approved a K5 million commercial borrowing by the Copra Marketing Board to support copra prices. Prime Minister Sir Mekere Morauta announced this ...

Pacific looks to coconut power

CNN - 9/13/2006 12:00:00 AM
SYDNEY, Australia (CNN) -- The humble coconut, a staple of the economy in the small island nations of the South Pacific, is being viewed potentially as part of the region's solution to rising oil prices ... biggest copra producer is Papua New Guinea ...

Agroforestry supports food security and conservation in Papua New Guinea

Mongabay - 11/26/2018 1:39:00 PM
Papua New Guinea’s predominantly agricultural society practices agroforestry ... For income, families grow cash crops — mostly coconut palms for copra (dried coconut flesh used for oil), areca palms for their nuts, cacao for chocolate, and the ...