JOE Minghai is a keen farmer from Pihanawa Village in Bougainville’s Siwai District. He is a butterfly farmer and he is looking for a market.
Joe came up with the initiative in early 2012, deciding to farm different butterfly species. He started by planting about 200 flowering plants on his one and half hectare farm.
Six months later, he planted another 200 Evodia hortensis as host plants to enable the butterflies to breed.