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Coffee Commodity Market Update – August 3, 2021

16 Aug 2021

Coffee prices worldwide are experiencing significant volatility driven by unfavorable growing conditions in Brazil. This briefing is provided for CIC and other PNG coffee stakeholders to provide information on the international market situation and implications for PNG coffee exports. Management ...

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Social and Economic Impact of Fall Army Worm (FAW) in the Pacific Island Countries

20 Oct 2020

Fall Army Worm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) has been a pest of crops in Central and South America for centuries where it mainly affects maize. Beginning in 2016, FAW spread rapidly and has now been reported almost everywhere in the tropical latitudes. In late 2019 FAW was detected in the Torres ...

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African Swine Fever – Briefing Note Nov. 2019

20 Nov 2019

An estimated 200 million pigs have been killed globally to date as a result of the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak. With close to 100% mortality rates, the outbreak is now causing serious economic losses. To learn more about this severe viral disease affecting domestic and wild pigs, click th...

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