BY BARNABAS MANEBONA
THE Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) is confident it will achieve the intended results of the Solomon Islands Enhancing Capacities for Agriculture Trade (SIECAT) project that was launched in Honiara recently.
The four-year project sought to increase investment in the cassava and taro sub-sector, improve the capacity of the Ministry of Health, MAL and the Ministry of Commerce in food safety and quality assurance to address technical barriers to trade and sanitary and Phyto-sanitary measures and increase value addition in Cassava and Taro production for export.
MAL’s PS Mr Oswald Ramo expressed that the government is pleased that the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) of the World Trade Organisation, through its funding assistance, has realised the need and so funded the ECAT project for Solomon Islands, being one of the least developed countries the EIF programme covers.
“We are delighted that Solomon Islands is part of the EIF initiatives and that MAL will be supporting this program here on. We will ensure that the intended results or outcome of the project must be achieved during its timeframe,” said MAL’s PS