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GROW PNG IS BASED IN LAE, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, THE GATEWAY TO THE MARKHAM VALLEY AGRICULTURAL CORRIDOR. 

 

GROW PNG’S VISION IS TO ACCELERATE THE GROWTH OF THE AGRICULTURE SECTOR IN THE MARKHAM VALLEY BY ENABLING SMALLHOLDER HOUSEHOLDS TO INCREASE THEIR INCOME BY 20% WITHIN EIGHT YEARS. 

Welcome Message from Grow PNG's New Country Director

I am delighted to join the Grow PNG team at a time when, globally, we’ve seen increased attention given to the impacts of climate change on smallholder farmers – the backbone of our food systems. 

 

Grow PNG’s long-term vision is to harness the skills and expertise of diverse stakeholders in PNG who are committed to establishing a sustainable, and commercially vibrant agricultural growth corridor in the Markham and Ramu Valley that drives increased incomes, climate resilience, and adaptation of smallholder farmer households. At Grow PNG we are committed to strengthening an inclusive and enabling environment for these vital small businesses and improving equitable access to knowledge, technology, finance, and markets.

In the past few years, under the guidance of Grow Asia, the World Economic Forum, the Australian Government, and the members of our esteemed Advisory Council, Grow PNG has succeeded in creating a multi-stakeholder platform that brokers market-driven solutions that connect agribusinesses and smallholder value chains. 

Going forward, I am committed to building on the success of the partnerships established as together, we strengthen opportunities for sustainable, private sector-led commercial investments in the Markham-Ramu Corridor. Our role is to convene, facilitate, and scale efforts to promote more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable food systems in Papua New Guinea, with the vision of creating more inclusive value chains and enabling smallholder farmers to increase their income by 20%.

This is a time of immense opportunities in Morobe Province and Papua New Guinea at large. I look forward to working with the Grow PNG team, Grow PNG partners, donors, Grow Asia, and all our partners to achieve these goals.


 

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David Stewart

Country Director,

Grow PNG Limited

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Grow Asia is a unique multi-stakeholder partnership platform that brings together farmers, governments, the private sector, NGOs and other stakeholders in Southeast Asia to lift the productivity, profitability and environmental sustainability of smallholder agriculture in the region.

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