PM launches new labour mobility partnership with Canada

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has launched a new initiative with Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada [CITREC] that will further strengthen the labour mobility relations between Canada and Solomon Islands. This new initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent…

Cassava varieties tested for quality

A variety of cassava tuber has been tested for their sweetness, bitterness and fiber at the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) farm near the KGVI School area in east Honiara. Local farmers from around Honiara, Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) staff and other prominent business figures including the General Manager of Varivao Holdings Ltd Duddley Longamei have…

Pig farmers pledge to address food security

One of the targets by the newly established Solomon Islands Pig Farmers Association (SIPFA) is to address food security in the country. This was highlighted by the association president Paul Damry on Wednesday. “I would like to highlight the challenges imposed by the so-called issue of climate change. This is a great phenomenon facing humankind…

New deal to boost cocoa industry in Solomon’s

A new scientific research project has the potential to boost the livelihoods of Solomon Islands cocoa farmers. The project, a partnership between the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, will strengthen the cocoa value chain and address specific needs in the market. Approximately 13,000 households in the…