Support to Rural Enterpreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea (EU-STREIT PNG)

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Supported by the EU-STREIT PNG Programme, Papua New Guinea's cocoa producers showcased their high-quality, ethically sourced beans at New Zealand's Chocstock festival, opening new market opportunities and highlighting sustainable growth.

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Led by Fabian Homboku with support from the EU-STREIT PNG Programme, Huareheng village is being transformed through fish farming and vanilla cultivation, boosting income, improving nutrition, and empowering the community, inspiring neighbouring villages to follow their lead.

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ITU, in collaboration with the PNG UniTech and PNG Department of ICT, developed a Learning Management System to enhance digital education in East and West Sepik. This initiative aims to bridge the digital divide and expand educational opportunities across various sectors.

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FAO-supported cocoa and vanilla agripreneurs from Sepik attract significant international attention at the CGC Agri Trade Expo in Port Moresby.

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In northwest of Papua New Guinea a lifeline now lights steadily. The EU-STREIT PNG Programme's solar power initiative at the Ossima sub-health centre has illuminated not just the building, but the lives of 10,000 villagers who now have access to essential healthcare at all hours.

The Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea (EU-STREIT PNG) Programme is the largest grant-funded Programme of the European Union in the country and in the Pacific. 
The Programme aims to help improve the lives of the people from East Sepik and Sandaun provinces of Papua New Guinea, by focusing on increasing sustainable and inclusive economic development of rural areas through improved economic returns and opportunities from cocoa, vanilla and fishery value chains while strengthening and improving the efficiency of value chain enablers, including the business environment, and supporting sustainable, climate-proof transport and energy infrastructure development.
This EU Funded Programme is being implemented as a United Nations Joint Programme under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as the leading agency/administrative agent and in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and in close collaboration with the national, provincial and local government and administration institutions, partners and stakeholders.
In Focus
Bi-Monthly updates on the major supports delivered and activities implemented by the EU-STREIT PNG Programme in January & February 2024.
EU-STREIT PNG's Bi-Monthly Updates, January & February 2024
03/2024

Bi-Monthly updates on the major supports delivered and activities implemented by the EU-STREIT PNG Programme in January & February 2024.

Bi-Monthly Updates of the EU-STREIT PNG Programme - November & December 2023 - Issue 22
EU-STREIT PNG's Bi-Monthly Updates, November & December 2023
02/2024

Bi-Monthly updates on the major supports delivered and activities implemented by the EU-STREIT PNG Programme in November & December 2023.

25/01/2024

The FAO through the EU-funded UN Joint STREIT PNG Programme continues to provide technical support to Women's Business Groups throughout the Sepik region of Papua New Guinea, especially in the fisheries value chain, by introducing innovation technologies and effiecient practices.

Value Chain Development
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Cocoa Value Chain

Under the EU-STREIT PNG, various interventions are being implemented to address identified bottlenecks in the further development of cocoa-based agribusinesses and value chain activities. 

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Vanilla Value Chain

Under this Programme, a broad range of support and technical assistance is being undertaken to ensure that vanilla value chain is further developed. 

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Fisheries Value Chain

As part of this component, the EU STREIT PNG Programme focuses on developing in-shore and riverine fisheries and aquaculture. 

Donor

The Programme is being implemented thanks to the generous financial support provided by the European Union Delegation to Papua New Guinea. 

The EU-STREIT PNG Programme is the largest grant-funded project of the European Union in the country and in the Pacific region that was developed under the umbrella of 11th European Development Fund (2014-2020). 

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UN Partners

Four UN agencies, under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) as the leading agency/administrative agent, are partnering in the implementation of different components of the EU-STREIT Programme in Papua New Guinea. 

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Papua New Guinea Partners

The Programme is being implemented in close consultation, collaboration, and cooperation with Papua New Guinea's national, provincial, and local governments and administration institutions, as well as research centres, civil society organizations and the private sector.

The main line departments, administrations and authorities for the Programme are:

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  • Department of National Planning and Monitoring (DNPM)
  • Department of Agriculture and Livestock (DAL)
  • Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT)
  • Department of Works and Highways (DoW)
  • Department of Commerce and Industries (DCI)
  • National Energy Authority (NEA)
  • National ICT Authority of Papua New Guinea (NICTA)
  • National Fisheries Authority (NFA)
  • Cocoa Board of PNG (CB)
  • Spice Industry Board of PNG (SIB)
  • Climate Change and Development Authority (CCDA)
  • PNG Power Limited (PPL)