Farmers Urged To Meet International Standards


By Thomas S. Kembay

Executive Chairman of the Sierra Leone Produce Monitoring Board (PMB), Dr. James Vibbi has called on farmers and cash crop produces to improve on the quality of their produce to gain international standards.

He made this call during the closure of five days quality trade fair at the Kenema Show-Field.

According to the PMB Boss, it is time for farmers and producers to put in to practice knowledge gained from series of training and awareness from the 2018 quality trade fair to enable them not only increase on their income but to compete with other farmers and cash crop producers from other countries in any International trade fair.

His Board, he said, has the mandate to seek the promotion and awareness raising on the youth of traditional food and cash crop as well as support value addition under the PMB Act of Parliament.

The quality trade fair, he continued, was organised for and on behalf of Cooperative farmers to promote trade and investment, create market opportunity where buyers and sellers meet and conduct business in a win-win situation knowledge of world market quality produce requirement, provide training opportunities to stakeholders on quality packaging for export dynamics of International trade and access to finance.

He therefore urged all the participants to put into practices knowledge gained for the development of the sector.