The “Support to Rural Entrepreneurship, Investment and Trade in Papua New Guinea” (STREIT PNG) is a European Union funded (grant) agriculture programme to increase sustainable and inclusive economic development of rural areas in the Sepik and Moms regions of PNG. The programme focuses on developing the value chain of three commodities – cocoa, vanilla and fisheries.
The programme’s two integrated objectives are to:
- Increasing the economic returns and opportunities from three selected value chains – cocoa, vanilla and fishery while;
- Strengthening and improving the efficiency of value chain enablers including the business environment and supporting sustainable, climate proof transport and energy infrastructure development.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is the leading implementing partner of this programme, taking care of the main agriculture component (cocoa, vanilla and fisheries), while the other implementing agencies include the International Labour Organization (road and infrastructure), United Nations Capital Development Fund (financial inclusion), International Telecommunications Union (ICTs) and United Nations Development Programme (energy).