210317PRICE DEPENDS ON QUALITY SAYS PAUPAU
By Aloysius Laukai
The Price of produce depends on the quality of the goods says the Buin DPI officer LEO PAUPAU.
MR. PAUPAU called on Cocoa Producers in South Bougainville to produce high quality Cocoa by following proper procedures in the preparation process.
He said that the process starts by harvesting only ripe cocoa pods and leaving black pods and unripe pods.
MR. PAUPAU said even when they are cut open they must be put in the fermenting boxes immediately for the next seven days.
He said this produces quality cocoa and quality only will boost the price of Cocoa.
The DPI officer says wet cocoa beans must not be fermented in white bags but in fermenting boxes.
He says that the price of cocoa is at the lowest level today.