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[…]

27

Feb

IDENTIFICATION OF FEMALE BENEFICIARIES FOR THE UPCOMING COMCASHEW FEMALE CASHEW FARMERS EMPOWERMENT PILOT PROJECT

The Female Cashew Farmer Empowerment Project is targeting female farmers in various communities in northern Sierra Leone. The project is looking forward to support female cashew farmers who already owned land for which they do not share ownership with either their husband, immediate or extended families. In the case where interested females do not have land and[…]

07

Jan

DIASPORA FOCUS HONORS PMB BOSS Dr. JAMES VIBBI

Diaspora Focus on the 7th December 2019 awarded the Executive Chairman of Produce Monitoring Board Dr. James Vibbi for his diligent in reviving the Agricultural sector in the country which has gained international recognition. The award ceremony was held at Golden Tulip Hotel, Freetown where people were awarded from all sectors of life. Receiving the award, the[…]