PNG dairy farm to join World Expo

PORT Moresby headquartered Innovative Agro Industry is the latest company to join the PNG Expo 2020 team heading to Dubai later this year for the World Expo in the United Arab Emirates.
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Ilan Weiss at IAI's dairy farm near Port Moresby

Staff Reporter

The marathon exhibition runs for more than 180 days, from October 1 this year to March 31 in 2022.
Headed by Ilan Weiss, IAI is the only milk and dairy producer of milk, yoghurt and ice cream in country and invests in vegetable production and the frozen potato chip brand Kuk, named after a heritage site in Western Highlands.
The sweet potato used in the making Kuk chips is sourced from regional growers and is then processed at Pangia in the Southern Highlands.
IAI chairman Ilan Weiss said apart from promoting the company's food products, they would also share the story of the origin of the Kuk heritage site.
"Kuk is a Unesco heritage site. Archaeological evidence is that Papua New Guineans were historically farmers, well before societies in Europe got into organised farming.
"We will also be telling the world that with the application of appropriate technology and using the traditional environment friendly agriculture methods applied by smallholder farmers, PNG can produce some of the best products, including processed organically grown products," Weiss told The National newspaper.
Weiss said the company was also investing in aquaculture in Western Highlands for the export market, plus cocoa production and processing in East Sepik.
"The company is expanding because we have confidence in the ability of PNG farmers to produce the best environment-friendly organic products that can be supported by modern extension and production technology," he said.
"This is the story we are taking to the Dubai exposition where the world will meet, exchange ideas and make trade and other related connections."