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    Boost for pig industry

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    THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Livestock Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Solomon Islands Pig Farmers Association (SIPFA) on 4th August 2021 towards development of the...

    Bonale pineapple factory project makes positive progress

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    Key partners engaged in advancing the development of the Bonale Pineapple Factory project in West Kwaio, Malaita Province are making steady progress regardless of the negative impacts of covid-19 on the Government’s financial position. The...

    CEMA buying centre to open in November

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    Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the Commodities Export Marketing Authority will open a buying centre for Makira Ulawa Province before the year’s end. Sogavare said, “the Government is working towards opening its Buying Centre...

    CEMA to set up buying Centre at Manekalaku

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    PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has revealed that the Commodities Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) will set up its main buying center at Manekalaku substation in East Guadalcanal next year. The Prime Minister announced in his keynote...

    Training addresses challenges women face in agriculture

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    A THREE-DAY training aimed at addressing some of the gender challenges women face in the agriculture and rural sector was held from 27-29 July 2021 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. Focused on gender...

    CEMA to build commodity refinery mill at Noro

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo COMMODITY Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) is planning to build a Refinery Factory and a new Buying Centre at Noro, Western Province. The proposed developments are part of CEMA’s ongoing effort to reinvigorate CEMA’s...

    First ever Noni observation plot at Mile six, Gizo

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    THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Research Department, has established the country’s first ever Noni observation plot at Mile six in Gizo, Western Province. The noni observation plot will support MAL research...

    More good news for local kava

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    BY BEN BILUA Gizo REGIONAL Kava Development Strategy which was discussed during the recent Trade Minister Meeting is a beacon of hope for local kava farmers. Faiyaz Koya who was the Chair of the Forum Trade Ministers'...

    Australia Kava market could open this year

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    By Brian Lezutuni COMMERCIAL Kava exports into Australia could begin at the end of this year, according to Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Zed Seselja. In 2019, the Prime Minister of Australia,...

    Pacific labour mobility arrangements under review

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo PACIFIC Trade Ministers have noted that there is a need for a comprehensive assessment on the existing labour mobility arrangements in the region. A Labour Mobility Reference Group has been engaged to guide...