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Industry Services Division
Performs the core function of KIK. It specifically provides the technical services in the areas of Export Inspections, License inspections, Economics and Market analysis, Statistical Compilation and Dissemination, Copra Quality Training and Project Development.
Inspection & Licensing
KIK conducts inspection, certify Coconut Processing facilties and collect levies from Buyers, Processors & Exporters.
Economic research and compilation of reports for Coconut Products.
Compilation of data stats and disseminate reports of the Industry.
Agribusiness & Marketing
There are currently 16 Papua New Guinean Micro Small to Medium Enterprises actively manufacturing and selling diverse high valued coconut products locally and offshore. KIK since 2014 had been supporting the MSMEs through funding under the Public Investment Program (PIP) Budget. Since then we have seen an increase in MSMEs, increased product varieties and improved marketing and product labelling of High Valued Coconut Products.
Studies have shown that a majority of coconut palms in PNG are senile, KIK had been implementing coconut replanting programs and coconut plantation rehabilitation around the coconut growing regions in the country. Since more coconut product varieties are emerging KIK is focused to plant more palms for more output in production volume.
Research & Development
The R& D division is responsible for breeding (including maintenance of coconut seed gardens & the South Pacific Coconut Gene-bank); agronomy & farming systems; plant protection (pest and diseases) and post-harvest (processing & quality assurance & marketing systems.
Agronomy & Farming Systems
KIK encourages and help coconut farmers utilize land and intensify profits through Intercropping. Managing and Integrating Coconut with other crops/cash crops in certain soil conditions and climate to maximise crop harvesting.
Quality Assurance & Processing
One of KIKs function is to continue its progress to diversify Coconut products at the same time assuring quality control standards in processing plants through to manufacturing the final product. KIK partners with other industry partners to test coconut products from MSME’s before selling the Coconut products to customers.