Market for Village Farmers Project - Maket Bilong Vilis Fama
Papua New Guinea is a relatively young state, which became independent in 1975. About 40 per cent of the population lives under the poverty line. Agriculture employs 80 per cent of the economically active population, but it is still predominantly subsistence rather than commercial level agriculture.
The MVF aims at improving the livelihoods of farming households by facilitating their transition to market-oriented production and farming as a business. It will support the development of sustainable business partnerships, where farmers will have secure and remunerative market options and buyers will obtain a reliable and consistent supply of vegetables and other fresh produce. The project will target six provinces of Papua New Guinea: Western Highlands, Jowaka, Simbu, Eastern Highlands, Morobe and East New Britain. Around 25,000 farming households (approximately 125,000 people) will directly benefit from the project's work.
Proposed loan to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea for the Markets for Village Farmers Project – Maket Bilong Vilis Fama
14 September 2017
2017 - 2024
Total Project Cost
US$ 50.26 million
US$ 25.5 million
Co-financiers US$ 4.22 million
Beneficiaries US$ 1.21 million
National Government US$ 2.85 million
Other Government US$ 13 million
US$ 3.47 million