Who We Are
The Kokonas Indastri Koporesen (KIK) is the statutory regulatory institution for the coconut industry in Papua New Guinea.
We focus on the Development of Industry MSME’s for High Value Coconut products and market access,
Bio-security measures against pest and diseases and the coconut replanting program in the different
districts of Papua New Guinea.
Expanding our traditional copra focus to a broader high value coconut downstream focusing emphasis, we
regulate the coconut industry here in the country.
Latest News & Events
View the latest News & Events of the Coconut Industry in Papua New Guinea.
Coconut for Life & Wealth Creation
According to the most recent national census figures, a total of 464,328 households (35% of the total households in PNG or an estimated 2.6 million people) are engaged in coconut activities in PNG to either generate income and/or as food to supplement their livelihoods.Coconut is the fourth most significant agriculture cash crop in terms of its economic importance to Papua New Guinea.
Research & Development
Agronomy Farming Systems
Research & Development officers continue to come up with ways to utilize land to increase profits of farmers. Intensification of crops growth which will benefit farmers to generate income.
BCS in Papua New Guinea
The Status of the Bogia Coconut Syndrome in Papua New Guinea and the measures R&D is taking to combat BCS in affected provinces in the country. Bio Security plans for the Coconut Industry in P.N.G.
Pests & Diseases in P.N.G
Visit Papua New Guineas Coconut Pest & Disease Database. There are currently 124 recorded Pest and Disease affecting Coconut Palms in the country.
Preserving coconut ascensions in P.N.G and the world, by collecting coconut ascensions and preserving it in the International coconut Genebank, Alotau.
Industry Services Division
Performs the core function of KIK. It specifically provides the technical services in the areas of Export Inspections, Licence inspections, Economics and Market analysis, Statistical Complication and Dissemination, Copra Quality Training and Project Development.
Compliance & Licensing
For technical advise inspection of Copra buyers, Processors and Exporters of Copra.
For more information about the coconut industry in P.N.G.
Micro Small to Medium Enterprises
There are currently 16 active MSME’s producing High Valued Coconut Products in Papua New Guinea. They are located in 9 provinces in the country. Visit MSME link to view their respective business profiles. KIK with support from the the Government of PNG under the Public Investment Program (PIP) has been assisting the MSME’s since 2014.
Coconut Replanting Program
KIK over the years have been rolling out Coconut Replanting Programs in Coconut growing Provinces in the country. Research have shown that most of the Coconut Palms in the country are old and senile. The Project has been continuously receiving support from the National Government of Papua New Guinea .