• FPDA HOPEFUL FOR 2017
  • FPDA TRIALS MOBILE APPLICATION TO CONDUCT SURVEYS
  • FPDA HOPEFUL FOR 2017

    The Fresh Produce Development Agency hopes to implement its 2017 annual operational plan through partnership and collaborative efforts with district authorities and provincial administrations, says general manager Mark Worinu.

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  • FPDA TRIALS MOBILE APPLICATION TO CONDUCT SURVEYS

    A baseline survey for Kaukau (Sweet Potato) value chain was recently conducted by a team of extension officers including industrial trainee students from the University of Natural Resources & Evironment (UNRE) using an android application. The objective of the survey was to field test questionnaires developed under the ACIAR Sweet potato Commercialization project using ICT tools.

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A baseline survey for Kaukau (Sweet Potato) value chain was recently conducted by a team of extension officers including industrial trainee students from the University of Natural Resources & Evironment (UNRE) using an android application. The objective of the survey was to field test questionnaires developed under the ACIAR Sweet potato Commercialization project using ICT tools.

The survey covered the Asaro Valley in the Daulo district and Mimanalo LLG of the Goroka District. A total of 24 farmers were interviewed. An ICT application developed under Commcare App Development suite and installed on android tablets were used to conduct the survey.

Commcare is an open source mobile data collection platform that enables anyone to build mobile applications. It is widely used for development work globally. It was introduced to FPDA under the ACIAR Sweet Potato Commercialization project. It is much faster and convenient to use in the field.

The survey data collected is stored in the cloud storage and offline records are synchronised accordingly. Through the surveys conducted it was discovered that farmers need market information to assist them in their decision making. The knowlege about the costs involved in production from the farm gate all the way to the consumer is lacking. Given that the prices fluctuates regularly and depending on the demand of the produce. It is important that farmers must know the demand levels before they can negotiate for good prices with buyers when selling their produce.

  • 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

    FPDA is pleased to release its 2016 annual management & financial report. An electronic copy of the report is available for download at the link below:

    ANNUAL REPORT 2016 >>DOWNLOAD | PDF
  • 2015 ANNUAL REPORT

    FPDA has recently published and released its 2015 annual management & financial report. An electronic copy of the report is available for download at the link below:

    ANNUAL REPORT 2015 >>DOWNLOAD | PDF
  • 2014 ANNUAL REPORT

    FPDA has published and released its 2014 annual management & financial report. An electronic copy of the report is available for download at the link below:

    ANNUAL REPORT 2014 >>DOWNLOAD | PDF
  • 2011-2013 ANNUAL REPORTS

    See links below to download the annual management & financial report for the years 2013, 2012 and 2011.

    Annual Report 2013 >> DOWNLOAD | PDF
    Annual Report 2012 >> DOWNLOAD | PDF
    Annual Report 2011 >> DOWNLOAD | PDF

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