29

Jan

SIX PMB STAFF COMPLETE TRAINING ON COCOA QUALITY AND FLAVOR ASSESSMENT TRAINING IN ABIDJAN, IVORY COAST

 The four-day training which started from 10th– 13th January 2021 is a follow-up of a two-session training sponsored by the Centre for the promotion of imports from developing countries (CBI) of the Netherlands for the Produce Monitoring Board and counterparts in the Mano River Union basin. It is a parallel project to the Netherlands Trust Fund (NTF)[…]

09

Nov

Training of Trainers of PMB and other Agency staff in Cooperative Governance and Management

A ten-day Training of Trainers for PMB, SLIEPA and Cooperative Department in Cooperative Governance and Management has been carried out at the J&E Hotel in Bo. The training serves to enable a network of trainers, using T.o.T training manual to organise and deliver field-based training sessions to board members, staff and members of agricultural cooperatives. The training[…]

21

Oct

PMB and ITC Conduct Six-day Cocoa Quality Management Training in BO City

A six-day training from the 19th-24th October 2020 on Cocoa Quality Management with funds from the International Trade Center (ITC) for Cocoa Cooperatives, Exporters, Agencies and Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) has started at the Sahara Hotel in Bo. The training presents an opportunity to Cocoa Cooperatives and other stakeholders to develop a positive attitude in enhancing quality[…]

08

Sep

ICCO’s Boss Ends a five-day Working Visit to Sierra Leone

The five- day working visit of the Executive Director International Cocoa Organization Michel Arrion accompanied by his Project Manager Yunusa Abubakarr to Sierra Leone started on the 31st August and ended on the 5th September 2020, spearheaded by the Produce Monitoring Board. The visit of the Executive Director International Cocoa Organization ICCO was to have a better[…]

18

Jun

SCADeP BOOSTS PMB WITH ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY GRADING EQUIPMENT

The Formal handing over ceremony of the Physical Cocoa and Coffee Testing/Grading Equipment to Produce Monitoring Board PMB provided by SCADeP was held on Thursday 18th June 2020 in the presence of representatives from Ministries, departments, agencies, farmers cooperatives and other players in the produce value chain such as SCADeP, SLSB, UNIDO, ITC, SLECAD, GIZ, exporters such[…]

22

Mar

PMB JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONA VIRUS

According to the World Health Organization, the Coronavirus COVID-19 is a Global pandemic and has ravaged over one hundred and fifty countries. The entire world is facing the challenge and governments Globally of which Sierra Leone is no exception are taking all necessary measures to contain the virus from spreading. The coronavirus is dangerous and the situation[…]

20

Mar

PMB & ITC TRAIN FARMERS ON COCOA QUALITY MANAGEMENT

The Produce Monitoring Board and the International Trade Centre have ended a six-day (23rd March – 23rd -28th March 2020) training with Cocoa Cooperatives at the Albertson hall in Kenema. The training was to enable Cocoa Cooperatives to understand Cocoa quality management processes, procedures and practices identify key opportunities and challenges in the Cocoa sector and proffer[…]