Papua New Guinea

Grow PNG

Launched in 2019, Grow PNG is based in Lae, Papua New Guinea, the gateway to the Markham Valley agricultural corridor. The corridor is on a pathway to rapid agricultural sector expansion driven by a range of crops including palm oil, cocoa, rice, cassava, and sorghum. Much of the corridor’s agricultural potential remains untapped, but a growing local population, investment in infrastructure, growth in the mining sector, and demand from Asia creates opportunities and scope for development.

Grow PNG brings together business leaders, policy makers, and farmers to collaboratively unlock growth in the sector and facilitate new opportunities for farming families.


Grow PNG aims to accelerate the growth of the agriculture sector in the Markham Valley by enabling smallholder households to increase their income by 20% within eight years.


Working Groups

Land Access


Ivan Pomaleu 

Executive Director, Grow PNG

Papua New Guinea

Reginald Lee 

Director, Partnerships, Grow Asia

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