Location of coconut genebanks and research facilities
in Papua New Guinea. 1. First coconut genebank
at Kapogere. 2. Second at Keravat
3. Third near Madang
4. Next planned in Puni Puni
The coconut industry is the oldest agricultural industry in PNG and has played a significant economic and development role since the 1940s. However, the industry over decades has declined in its status and is now the fourth major commodity after oil palm, coffee and cocoa.
In 1986, the PNG Cocoa and Coconut Research Institute was established to conduct research for the cocoa and coconut industries in the country. In 2003, the Papua New Guinea Cocoa Coconut Institute (PNGCCI) was formed by the merger of PNG Cocoa and Coconut Research Institute (CCRI) and PNG Cocoa and Coconut Extension Agency (CCEA).
Present coconut Seed system
Coconut varieties and genebanks
|Spicata Red Dwarf,, a rare coconut variety originating from PNG|