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27Oct 2015

Sierra Leone as a member of the International Cocoa organization (ICCO), the umbrella organization responsible for regulating the world’s cocoa value chain, has been attending its conferences and taking active part in deliberations geared towards improving cocoa productivity in low cocoa producing countries. It is as a result of one of the outcomes of its summits that the ICCO recognized the fact that cocoa sector stakeholders, especially small holder farmers in cocoa producing countries need to be aware of the intricacies and the mechanism involved in setting the world price for their produce.
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30Oct 2015

The World Cocoa and Chocolate Day is the brain-child of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the Académie Française du Chocolat et de la Confiserie, the event could be celebrated on any date from the 1st to the 31st of October every year. The World Cocoa Day is celebrated in recognition of the living conditions of cocoa growers worldwide and to create a sense of awareness among consumers and the public in an effort to build a sustainable world cocoa economy.
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15Jan 2016

The Produce Monitoring Board is a new institution established by government in 2013 to regulate and monitor the production, processing and marketing of high quality produce in Sierra Leone. The institutional mandate of the PMB requires it to plan design redesign, structure, restructure and organize itself in order to positively impact on the challenges ahead in the transformation of the produce sector. It was therefore pertinent that goals developed be extended to those who are the actual quality control officers (Produce Inspectors and Monitors) in the produce industry.
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