CQI has been supporting the growth and improvement of the specialty and fine coffee industry in Papua New Guinea through targeted support to smallholder farmers and processors since 2019. Most notably, in partnership with Fairtrade Australia New Zealand (FTANZ) and the International Trade Centre (ITC), CQI has trained more than 90 students through in-person and online classes in Post-Harvest Processing (PHP) Best Practices since 2019.
Supporting Fairtrade Australia New Zealand (FTANZ), CQI was the prime implementer of the Coffee Quality Improvement for Small Producers in Papua New Guinea project from 2019 – 2021. The overall goal of this project was to improve the economic livelihood of coffee farmers in three coffee producing zones of Papua New Guinea - the provinces of Morobe, Eastern Highlands, and Western Highlands and Jiwaca. To support the achievement of these goals, CQI developed an introductory level class in PHP Best Practices and delivered this class to three virtual cohorts and one in-person cohort.
As part of the United Kingdom Trade Partnerships Programme (UKTP), CQI supported the International Trade Centre’s (ITC) operations in Papua New Guinea by delivering an online Q Processing Essentials Class to 10 key ITC stakeholders in 2021. The programme’s goal is to support economic recovery following the COVID-19 Pandemic by leveraging market intelligence, working with targeted sectors and institutions, and facilitating export linkages.