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Oct

SIERRA LEONE’S COCOA RECOGNIZED AS BEST 50 IN THE WORLD

The efforts of the Produce Monitoring Board to improve the cocoa sector in Sierra Leone have received global recognition during the International Cocoa Awards organized by the Cocoa of Excellence Programme. On 30th October 2019 during an exclusive evening ceremony attended by over 500 cocoa and chocolate professionals, the winners of the 50 Best Cocoa were celebrated[…]

13

Aug

PMB RECEIVES COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS MODEL

The Produce Monitoring Board (PMB) which is charged with the responsibility of regulating and improving the marketing of produce in order to optimize the export earning of farmers in the country has received a Cost Benefit Analysis Model from two consultants who were hired by the International Trade Centre to look into the three marketing systems; the[…]

13

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.[…]

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[…]

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[…]