CPL affirms support to promote galip as new cash crop


THE City Pharmacy Ltd (CPL) will continue to sell galip in its Stop & Shop outlets, says CPL founder Sir Mahesh Patel.
Sir Mahesh, the CPL Foundation chairman, said: “The CPL Foundation will continue supporting enterprises promoting galip as a new cash crop for smallholders and the private sector.”
He said CPL provided distribution, through the Prouds duty free shop and the Stop & Shop supermarkets, to help PNG develop the domestic market which, in turn, helped smallholders supplying galip to the National Agriculture Research Institute (Nari) in East New Britain.
“Applying good research can demonstrate success by practical market testing and engaging with the private sector to commercialisation,” he said.
“A second order for galip will be arriving in Port Moresby in the next few weeks.
“The project also provides employment for many local people in Kerevat, East New Britain.”
The project, which is enhancing the private sector-led development of the Canarium industry in Papua New Guinea, is a joint initiative between the Nari, Griffith University and University of Adelaide. It is funded by the Australian Centre of International Agricultural Research.
The target is to get 100 tonnes of fresh fruit (nut in pulp or NIP) processed into three tonnes of dried, ready-to-eat kernel.
The retail market values is around K450,000.