Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project

The Productive Partnerships in Agriculture Project (PPAP) is a collaboration between World Bank and the Government of Papua New Guinea to support the development of the cocoa and coffee sub-sectors.

Its development objectives are to improve the livelihoods of smallholder coffee and cocoa producers through the improvement of the performance and the sustainability of value chains in cocoa and coffee producing areas the project would cover.

The key outcomes are improvement in smallholders’ income, scaled-up and sustained productive partnership and addressed key infrastructure bottlenecks in the targeted value chains.


There are three components to the project:

Component 1: Institutional Strengthening and Industry Coordination – to improve the performance of sector institutions and to enhance industry coordination in the coffee and cocoa sectors. Existing stakeholder platforms for industry coordination will be consolidated to address short- and long-term issues such as sector governance, skills development in the industry, improvement in extension services, industry strategy on threats to quality and quality promotion, information within the industry, market development and crop diversification.

Component 2:  Productive Partnerships – to increase the integration of smallholder producers in performing and remunerative value chains, by developing and implementing productive alliances between smallholders and the private sector aiming at improving market linkages in the project areas.

Component 3: Market Access Infrastructure – to improve market access for smallholder cocoa and coffee growers in the areas targeted under the project.

The cocoa component is coordinated through the PNG Cocoa Board while the coffee component by the PNG Coffee Industry Corporation with an overall project management unit at DAL.

The project began implementation in July 2011, with a completion date set for June 2016. With additional financing, the project life has been extended to June 2019.


PNG Agricultural Commercialization and Diversification Project

Building on from PPAP, the next phase of this collaboration will continue on cocoa and coffee as well as livestock, spices and coconuts through what will be called the PNG Agricultural Commercialization and Diversification Project (PACD). This project is aimed at institutional reform and capacity building, crop diversification, climate resilience and supporting farmers to shift from subsistence to semi- commercial or commercial farming.


Below are key documents for PACID in PNG: