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The Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) is a regulatory institution.

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One of the mainareas covered by the inspectorate unit is the
provision of extension services to farmers in the bid to induce
Them concentrate on high yield productivity, quality assurance
and new market search

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21Jan 2016

Paticipants in Kono

The PMB has been working towards the institutionalization of policies that will foster orderliness and growth in the produce sector. The aim is to promote the optimization of the income level of all members in the value chain, especially farmers. However, the lacks of the requisite knowledge on the part of decision makers in Producer Organizations (POs) and Commodity Associations (CAs), farmers and produce dealers to effectively and efficiently manage their exposure to produce market volatility has made development in the sector impossible.

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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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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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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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