Philip and Oroshuma are a couple in Fumito village in the Unggai Bena District of Eastern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. In this video, they reflect on how their lives have changed individually, and for their family, as a result of the training opportunities they have received through the Model Farming Family coffee extension programs which are part of CARE International PNG’s Coffee Industry Support Program.
Coffee is a major source of farming income in Papua New Guinea, particularly in the Highlands. The CARE International PNG Coffee Industry Support Project supports coffee industry stakeholders to mainstream gender equity in their policies and practices. It increases women’s access to extension services and by using a family-based approach, families business approach to their farming are improved. To achieve the project’s goal, CARE works closely with key coffee industry stakeholders, including exporters, the government, cooperatives and farmer groups.
Model Farming Family coffee extension programs and community learning events are supporting families engaged in coffee farming improve their technical skills as well as communication, budgeting, decision-making and problem-solving skills.