Lihir Island Agribusiness

PROGRAM DETAILS Products: Stockfeed, Pigs and Poultry Program Phase: Pilot Program Partners: MRL Capital THE CHALLENGE As part of the Lihir Destiny, a piggery and poultry farm was established on the island as a means to create a non-mine reliant economy. The cost of imported stockfeed has constrained the development and profitability for both pig and […]

Pacific Island Tuna

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Tuna Program Phase: Research Program Partners: ACIAR (Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research) and FFA (Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency) THE CHALLENGE Tuna is recognised as one of the greatest shared natural resources of the Pacific Islands region, providing jobs, government revenue (contributing USD550 million to government revenue through license and access fees […]

Kwale Agribusiness Program

Program Details Products: Cotton, grain, pulses, and livestock including stock feed Program Phase: Scale Program Partners: Base Titanium, Cotton On Group, and Kwale County Government Background Kwale Agribusiness Program (KAP) has been developed by Business for Development since 2014. The program’s goal is to elevate smallholder farming communities from subsistence farming to more commercially-oriented, and […]

Hela Community Piggery Enterprise

PROGRAM DETAILS Products: Pigs and stockfeed Program Phase: Implement Program Partners: Santos Ltd, Kumul Petroleum Holdings, Landowner Companies: Trans Wonderland Ltd, Gigira Development Corporation, Mananda Umbrella Joint Venture and PNG Mining, Petroleum Hospitality Services and Hides Gas Development Company Ltd. THE CHALLENGE While more than 80% of PNG’s population are engaged in subsistence agriculture, widespread […]

Mpumalanga Winter Wheat Pilot

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Winter Wheat Program Phase: Pilot Program Partners: Glencore, International Council of Mining and Metals, The Impact Catalyst, and the Mine Water Coordinating Body THE CHALLENGE Mpumalanga is at the centre of power generation in South Africa, providing more than 80% of South Africa’s coal resources. After mining and quarrying – which accounts […]

TGI Co-operative Cocoa Program

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Cocoa Program Phase: Pilot Program Partners: St Barbara Ltd, Simberi Mine Services Ltd THE CHALLENGE Picturesque and isolated, the Tabar Group of Islands (TGI) in New Ireland, PNG, are home to the Simberi Gold Mine, operated by St Barbara since 2012. The mine has brought a significant increase in economic opportunities for […]

Pulses Market & Opportunity Analysis

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Pulses Program Phase: Research Program Partners: Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) THE CHALLENGE Myanmar’s pulse sector is vulnerable to market fluctuations, given its heavy reliance on India and China as trade partners. Currently, 70% of Myanmar’s exports, by volume, of the ‘big four’ pulse types (black gram, green gram, chickpea, […]

Optimising Mine Closure for Communities Options Study

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Agriculture, aquaculture, indigenous food options and algae Program Phase: Options Study ProgramPartners: BHP Year Completed: 2019 THE CHALLENGE BHP’s closure objective is to deliver optimised closure outcomes for their operated assets in consultation with local communities and other stakeholders. Optimised closure outcomes are those that minimise adverse impacts and maximise post-closure value. […]

Traceable Cashmere Research

PROGRAM DETAILS Product: Cashmere Program Phase: Research ProgramPartners: Rio Tinto, Stuart Anstee & Consultants Year Completed: 2020 THE CHALLENGE Implementing a traceability system was key to working towards market credibility for cashmere produced under the South Gobi Cashmere (SGC) Project, helping SGC differentiate cashmere produced by its herders and attract customers, creating greater financial resilience […]

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