Our first workers from Madang left for work in late 2019. When COVID struck, those on the Seasonal Worker Programme were given the chance to extend their stay for a further 12 months. All the workers have chosen to remain in Australia and are working at new farms.
Our experienced strawberry farmers from Enga are ready to mobilise. We have women and men experienced with picking and packing strawberries for Sirunki Farms. Their famous strawberries are exported to Singapore.
Bougainville has been sending coffee pickers to Skybury Plantation for two years under the Seasonal Worker Programme. The team have performed so well, some are now employed for three years on the Pacific Labour Scheme.