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Jun

Produce Monitoring Board Participates in the Meeting of the Working Group on the Review of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010

Sierra Leone, through the Produce Monitoring Board was represented by the Head of Operations of PMB, Mr. Didan Sankoh at the meeting of the Working Group on the Review of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010. This meeting was held at the International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) headquarters in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from 13th to 14th June 2019. Members […]

26

May

Learning and Investment Partnership Meetings with Cocoa, Coffee and Cashew Investors in Cote d’Ivoire and Le Conseil du Café-Cacao (Coffee-Cocoa Council) of Cote d’Ivoire

With funding from the World Bank through the Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP), the Executive Chairman of the Produce Monitoring Board (PMB), Dr. James Vibbi and the Head of Operations Didan Sankoh have held learning and investment partnership engagements with two large companies, Olam International  (https://www.olamgroup.com/about-olam.html) and Africa Sourcing (http://www.africasourcing.net/ in the cocoa, coffee and[…]

26

Apr

Awareness Raising on Cashew Pricing and Quality Standards in all Major Cashew Producing Districts

Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) conducted its first awareness raising exercise on cashew pricing and quality standards in all major cashew producing districts (Kambia, Port Loko and Bombali/Karene) within the North-Western Region of the country, from the 22nd to the 26th of April, 2019. The awareness raising sessions were also followed by Radio Discussion programs in various districts.[…]

23

Apr

PMB Engages Cocoa, Coffee and Cashew Investors in Ivory Coast

With funding from the World Bank through the Smallholder Commercialization and Agribusiness Development Project (SCADeP), the Executive Chairman of the Produce Monitoring Board (PMB), Dr. James Vibbi and the Head of Operations Didan Sankoh have held learning and investment partnership engagements with two large companies, Olam International  (https://www.olamgroup.com/about-olam.html) and Africa Sourcing (http://www.africasourcing.net/ in the cocoa, coffee and[…]

14

Jan

The Executive Chairman of Produce Monitoring Board, Dr. James Vibbi met with The Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Mr. Wu Peng on Monday, 14th January 2019 at The Chinese Embassy in Freetown

The executive chairman of Produce Monitoring Board, Dr. James Vibbi met with the Chinese Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Mr. Wu Peng on Monday, 14th January 2019 at the Chinese Embassy in Freetown. The meeting was geared towards instituting plans and strategies on how to collaborate and partner, to increase investment in the produce sector in Sierra Leone.[…]

12

Dec

PRODUCE MONITORING BOARD HOLDS ITS SECOND QUALITY PRODUCE FAIR IN KENEMA CITY

The second 2nd Quality Produce Fair (2nd QPF) organized by Produce Monitoring Board and the Ministry of Trade and Industry (PMB/MIT) was held in Kenema from the 12th – 16th December 2018 to showcase SMEs/MSMEs – Agribusiness Organizations – Producers Organizations, Cooperatives, Exporters, Food Processors and other key stakeholders. The Quality Produce Fair was inspired by the[…]

05

Dec

PMB HOLDS CAPACITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT REPORT VALIDATION WORKSHOP

The Capacity Needs Assessment Report Validation Workshop was held on the 5th December 2017, and the program were chaired by Mr. Mary Whether Thompson, Chief Director, Ministry of Trade and Industry. The event brought together 35 members from other institutions – Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA) and the Sierra Leone Standards Bureau (SLSB) – operating[…]

22

Nov

PRODUCE MONITORING BOARD HOLDS ITS FIRST QUALITY PRODUCE FAIR IN BO CITY

The 1st Quality Produce Fair (QPF) organized by Produce Monitoring Board and Ministry of Trade and Industry (PMB/MTI) to showcase SMEs/MSMEs – Producers Organizations, Cooperatives, Exporters, mainly in the Agribusiness Industry, was inspired by the outcome of Sierra Leone’s participation in the Cocoa of Excellence Awards 2017. The sample from Sierra Leone was selected among the first[…]

15

Oct

SIERRA LEONE’S COCOA SAMPLE SELECTED AMONG THE TOP PRODUCERS OF QUALITY COCOA IN THE 2017 COCOA OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

In January, 2017, the organizing partners of the Cocoa of Excellence Programme announced the new 2017 Edition for cocoa producers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards, a global competition which recognizes the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavors global The Cocoa of Excellence Programme, coordinated by the university of Biodiversity International, is jointly organized with Event[…]