The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) and the Australian High Commission launched a book that teaches remote communities how to grow and process cocoa into a range of food products that can be sold in villages and markets.
The book, titled “Mekem and Selem Cocoa”, was officially launched on 6 August 2020 at Heritage Park Hotel..
Strongim Bisnis worked with local, Pacific and international cocoa experts to develop information specifically for remote communities in Solomon Islands
MAL Permanent Secretary, Ms. Ethel Frances, gave key remarks during the book launch and said, “this book offers information on how to improve the quality of the cocoa we grow and how to grow more, through internationally-recognised methods. By increasing the quality of our cocoa, we can reach boutique buyers overseas who pay a premium, allowing our farmers to earn more from their efforts.”
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