Peparnas Becomes a Moment to Improve Papuan Coffee Quality – A momentum of the XVI Papua 2021 National Paralympic Week (Peparnas) can be used as a medium for promoting various superior products, especially coffee products belonging to Papua.

In such, people in various parts of the country can find out the superior products produced by local farmers. A chairman of the Indonesian Coffee Association DPD Papua, Andrew Bahabol, said that the potency of coffee products owned by Papua is so large, it is predicted that if optimized it can reach up to 10 thousand tons.

Because, it is supported by a lot of fertile land located in Papua which can be used to grow two types of commodity coffee products Robusta and Arabica.

“Papua has the potential to produce 10 thousand tons per year, we can harvest it. So if it’s a big harvest, I can provide it for many people who ordered,” said the Chairman of the Indonesian Coffee Association DPD Papua Andrew Bahabol entitled “Peparnas XVI Encourages Papuan SMEs to Go Up Class” at the Communications and Information Technology’s Media Center. Peparnas Papua on Thursday (11/11).

There are two areas in Jayapura City that have fertile soil, namely in the Genyem Village area and Arso District which are very suitable for growing Robusta coffee.

For him, the land in question is fertile and natural conditions are supportive, so that coffee plants can thrive in a relatively faster time.

In addition, in the districts of Jayawijaya, Yahukimo, and Dogiyai, Arabica coffee can be planted. Given that the area is very supportive of planting with the type of coffee as above.

“Wamena in Jayawijaya Regency, Yahukimo Regency, and Moanemani in Dogiyai Regency can be planted with Arabica coffee,” he said.

In support of this, he is currently conducting a series of coaching for around 50 millennials in related areas. They were invited to join as coffee farmers. So, he continued, it could be the initial foundation in encouraging the revival of Papuan coffee products in various national, regional and international levels.

These young people, he said, were trained in a heart-to-heart approach. So that they can actively participate in managing various coffee products produced by Papua. Given, the potential of the coffee plant that can be produced by Papua can improve the welfare of the entire community.

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