Technical report

Transport of vegetables in Papua New Guinea

Date released
18 February 1989
Publication Code

K J Scott & G Athinson



This report contains a description of an ACIAR supported project concerned with the postharvest transport of fresh fruit and vegetables in Papua New Guinea that has demonstrated how fresh produce can be moved from the Highlands to the main markets of Papua New Guinea and arrive in good condition. The results of the project and the establishment of a regular containerised transport system would make a significant difference to the economy of the PNG Highlands and to the country as a whole. Studies are also under way to extend these principles to the transport of produce within and between other Pacific Islands.