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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[…]

17

May

Produce Monitoring Board Conducted Quality Enhancement Training in all Major Cocoa Producing Districts in Sierra Leone

The Produce Monitoring Board in its quest to maintain and improve the quality of exportable produce (cocoa) in the country, had recently conducted Quality Enhancement and Produce Marketing trainings for Produce Examiners, farmers and produce dealers in all the major cocoa producing districts (Kono, Kailahun, Kenema, Bo and Pujenhun) in the country. This was as a result[…]

21

Feb

Sierra Leone Hosts Final Workshop of the Price Risk Management (PRM) Strategy for Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in Africa

The Produce Monitoring Board in its quest to improve on the dissemination of market information and the marketing capacity of our local Producer Organizations (POs), Cooperatives and smallholder cocoa farmers to make them more responsive to the challenges of the volatile commodity market, recently hosted the Final Workshop of the Price Risk Management (PRM) Strategy for Smallholder[…]

12

May

The Twelve Days Fact Finding Trek for The Development of the Produce Value Chain and The Introduction of the New Certificates and Licenses in The Provinces

The Twelve (12) Days Fact Finding Trek for the Development of the Produce Value Chain in the provinces (Kono, Kailahun, Kenema and Bo) was undertaken by the Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) under the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) as per the recommendations of MDAs present in the One Day Fact Finding Symposium held in Freetown. The[…]