Setting policy priorities for the development of tree crop industries in Papua New Guinea

Date released
06 January 2001
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E Fleming & C Yala



A set of assessments of policy options is made in this paper to identify policy priorities for the development of the tree crops sub-sector. The assessments are made on the basis of the four guiding principles for the period 1995-2000 and beyond present by the Department of Agriculture and Livestock: (1) concentration on investment programs with high returns to production, exports and employment, and minimal adverse effect on the environment; (2) alleviation of the more serious constraints on agricultural production to improve productivity; (3) creation of an environment conducive to greater private sector participation; (4) provision of people and support services to implement government projects effectively.