Christmas Celebration of Papua Specialty Coffee Farmers in Jayawijaya Regency

Christmas Celebration of Papua Specialty Coffee Farmers in Jayawijaya Regency also in welcoming the New Year 2015 was held on January 01, 2015 at Jln. Hom-Hom besides the UNIYAP II Campus or the cooperative New Office Site

The event was attended by guests from Dinas Perkebunan Kab. Jayawijaya, Dinas Perindagkop and Dinas Pariwisata as well as Dinas Kehutanan.

This celebration also marks the launch of Operations for Invesiva Species across the Highlands of West Papua, starting from the Jayawijaya Regency.

In his speech, the Chair of Cooperative, Seliion Karoba stated that Invasive Plant such as Lantana in the highlands is a continuation of a similitar operation carried out in Jayapura, i.e., the operation against Eceng Gondok at Sentani Lake.

The chair says the Cooperative is responsible to educate the surrounding communities to know and act against exotic species that are also invasive. We want to develop a “Green Economy of Papua”, says Mr Karoba. “We also want to maintain our Organic Coffee as a eco-tourism object”, says the chair of the Co-op. in a written speech read by the Secretary of the Coop. Mr. K. Yikwa.

At the end of the speech the secretary of the Coop presented 65 of Luwak Machines and other equipments tot he coffee farmers, particularly to 9 important collection points in the highlands..

KSU Baliem Arabica is Coordinator of “One Vilage One Product” Papua

In a General Annual Meeting which was held in Wamena, Jalan Thamrin, the Central Office of KSU Baliem Arabica, attended by its 681 members from 8 regencies in the central highlands.

Members who were present at this meeting read out their progress, problems they have been facing so far, and their expectations in the future in order to improve productivity and income.

The meeting was officially opened by the Head of Wamena District, Lince Kogoya, S.IP. representing the government. After the opening ceremony, Lince Kogoya stated coffee has potential prospect in generating income and in employing local peoples in the region.

All peoples in the highlands are invited to plant more coffee as the cooperative is now appointed as the Head or Coordinator of “One Village One Product” of Papua. The chair of Cooperative, Mr. Selion Karoba stated the cooperative now has a market, and therefore it is time for the farmers to increase the quality and quantity of products.

Mr. Karoba added the cooperative is not only exporting, but also distributing the coffee throughout Indonesia as well.