MAL donates to Makira quake victims

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) yesterday donated over $29,000 worth of farming tools and seedlings for the earthquake victims in Makira Ulawa Province. The donation was presented by MAL permanent secretary Jimmy Saelea to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) director Loti Yates. Mr Saelea said this assistance was part of MAL’s…

Saelea hits out at MAL abuse claim

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has maintained that it has at all times ensures compliance with the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and other subsidiary legislations which includes Financial Instructions (FI) that provides general procurement limits. Permanent Secretary Jimi Saelea made the clarification when responding to a front page article…

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…