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Innovative Agro Industry joins Expo2020 to tell the PNG Story in Dubai

Updated: Oct 17, 2021

By Editorial Team

Mr. Ilan Weiss (center) Managing Director of Innovative Agro Industry explains the product range produced and manufactured by the company to the Commissioner General of Expo2020 Ambassador Joshua Kalinoe (left)and Deputy Commissioner General Mrs. Jacinta Warakai-Manua during the tour of the Ilimo Dairy production facility outside Port Moresby

The Innovative Agro Industry is one of the Papua New Guineas food production companies who had joined the PNG Expo2020 team to tell the story of our country.

The company is the only fresh milk and dairy producer in the country and also invests in fresh vegetable production among many other projects, including the frozen potato chips brand ‘Kuk’.

The Kuk name is taken from the famous Kuk UNESCO heritage site in the Western Highlands Province where archaeological evidence has discovered that Papua New Guineans are said to be the first prehistory agriculture farmers.

Managing Director of the company Mr Ilan Weiss said apart from promoting the company’s food products, they will also share the story of the origin of the Kuk heritage site.

“Potatoes are sourced from local out growers before being processed at a state of the art factory located in Pangia in the Southern Highlands Province. Kuk kaukau (sweet potato) was recently launched into the market place, adding to the growing list of high-quality Kuk Products.

“We will also be telling the world that with the application of appropriate technology and utilizing the traditional environment friendly agriculture methods applied by Papua New Guinea small holder/family farmers, PNG can produce some of the best products, including processed organically grown products.

“This is also evident from our fresh ilimo dairy products where the company produce milk and other dairy products like yogurts and ice cream from locally bred cow, using modern technology.

Unlike the UHT milt that is imported where some nutrients are destroyed in the process, the ilimo farm milk is fresh milk, comes straight from the cow making it one of the nutrition rich milks to drink, said Mr Weiss.

He said the milk from ilimo goes through quality assurance each day at their laboratory before being cleared and certified within internationally accepted health standards by health and food nutrition-experts in the company’s laboratory at 14mile outside Port Moresby.

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