Show displays potential in agriculture and tourism

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THE recent Goroka Show displayed a huge potential in agriculture and tourism, says National Gaming Control Board Community Benefit Fund director Rayleen Kurua.
Kurua said the show provided farmers ways to find markets locally and internationally. She said the show illustrated the potential Eastern Highlands had to promote agriculture and tourism.
“Tourists will want to spend money to come to PNG if they can experience locals preparing food using indigenous crops,” Kurua said. She said agriculture and tourism would have to work together and embrace the opportunity to benefit both industries, the economy and the local community.
Kurua said there was a great demand for agricultural tourism.
The show took place over the Independence weekend at the National Sports Institute in Goroka.
About 150 cultural groups from the four regions participated in singing and dancing.
Traditional crops and farming methods were also showcased to tourists, most of whom travelled from Europe.

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