Ministry and IFAC seek exports of Papuan agricultural products to US


Biak, Papua (ANTARA) – The Ministry of Agriculture and the Indonesian Food and Agriculture Council (IFAC) will hold a roadshow to launch exports of Papuan agricultural products to the United States on November 28 2022.

According to IFAC Director of Partnerships and Fundraising, Yunus Saflembolo, the road show in the United States is intended, among other things, to showcase export products, such as coffee and tuna from Papua. .

“Papua’s signature coffee and tuna have export prospects in America, which are sold by IFAC and members of the Ministry of Agriculture,” Saflembolo said.

He informed that since the beginning, four types of specialty coffee from Papua have been very popular in foreign countries due to their distinctive aroma and flavor compared to their counterparts.

The four types of Papuan coffee are Bintang Mountain or Mount Jayawijaya Coffee, Amungme Timika Coffee from Mimika District, Moanemani Coffee from Dogiyai District, and Baliem Wamena Coffee from Jayawijaya District.

Meanwhile, other products with export prospects include tuna and matoa fruit from Papua (pometia pinnata).

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“IFAC is very optimistic that the opportunity to export agricultural and fishery products from Papua has the potential to improve the economy of the local Papuan indigenous people,” Saflembolo said.

Papua’s agricultural and fishery products have great potential in overseas export markets, he added.

He said he expected the district government officials to continue to encourage the indigenous Papuans by providing assistance in managing the potential of natural resources in the agricultural and marine fisheries sector based on local wisdom.

“The opportunity for Papua’s agricultural export market, particularly to America, has the potential to generate foreign exchange and increase the economic income of local indigenous Papuans,” he added.

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