New products out
SEPIK Fresh poultry products will be available on the market mid next month with the arrival of the first batch of 1,560 day-old chicks at the Huaripmo Farm in Yangoru, East Sepik, says Yangoru-Saussia MP Richard Maru. “East Sepik is going into commercial chicken meat production from our high tech Huaripmo Farm in the Sepik Plains,” he said. Maru said Sepik Fresh poultry products would compete with Zenag, Niugini Table Birds and imported chicken coming into East and West Sepik provinces.

Implementing plan
THE PNG Cocoa Board has already done up a memorandum of understanding with the Manam Resettlement Authority and stands ready to implement it, an official says. PNG Cocoa Board chief executive officer Boto Gaupu said cocoa was prominently featured as an economic crop to bring back normalcy to the lives of over 20,000 displaced Manam islanders. He said learning from the experience of the Gazelle and Bougainville restoration, people had to be resettled with economic schemes.

Campaign launched
THE Teen Tuna Tok campaign was launched recently with the focus on amplifying the voices of young Pacific people and addressing their questions and concerns. The social media campaign is a joint initiative of Pacific’s agencies working with tuna.