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Determination Pay Off For Gwango Community Farmers Association

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 6:27 am | Solomon Islands MAL

Hard work and sheer determination paid off for Gwango Community Farmers Association (GCFA) at Suafa Bay, North Malaita after they received a cheque worth of $4,216.80 from the sale of 175.7 litres (3 barrels) of virgin coconut oil to Kokonut Pacific ... More >>

MK Farm Fresh Get Farming Tools To Boost Production

Tuesday, 22 December 2020, 5:56 am | Solomon Islands MAL

MK Farm Fresh at Takambow Community, Northwest Guadalcanal received new essential farming tools from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Guadalcanal Province Extension Office on 14th December to boost its vegetable and fruit crop ... More >>

Agriculture 10-year Growth Strategy & Action Plan Validated

Monday, 21 December 2020, 5:52 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A three days session of constructive with stirring spirited discussion to validate the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) first ever 10-year Agriculture Sector Growth Strategy and Investment Plan (ASGSIP 2021-2030) and action plan was successfully ... More >>

Plant Health Clinic Dubbed Fruitful For Women Vendors

Sunday, 20 December 2020, 6:38 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A one-day Plant Health Clinic (PHC) for Women Market Vendors from East Guadalcanal Province, Aola to Ghaobata ward who are members of the Honiara Central Market Vendor Association (HCMVA) was deemed successful. The PHC was part of the four days training ... More >>

Covid-19 Implications On Food Security & Nutrition Discussed

Sunday, 20 December 2020, 6:35 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A workshop that brought together relevant stakeholders across the food system in the Solomon Islands for an open dialogue and exchange of ideas on the impacts of COVID-19 was held recently at the IBS Hotel. It was organised to ensure participants ... More >>

MAL Participates In Western Big Day, Roviana Festival Activities

Sunday, 13 December 2020, 3:53 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Western Province Extension Office have participated in the province’s second appointed day celebration and the Roviana Lagoon Festival activities, last week. Chief Field Officer of MAL, Western Province ... More >>

MAL Delivers Despite Budget Cut Amid Covid-19 Pressures

Sunday, 13 December 2020, 3:51 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock continue to deliver its mandatory services to farmers throughout the country despite reduction on its development budget due to Covid-19 pressures. MAL Minister, Hon. Senley Filualea told Parliament while contributing ... More >>

Distribution Of Vegetable Seeds & Tools Extended To Provinces

Sunday, 29 November 2020, 4:44 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has stretched its vegetable seeds and farming tools distribution programme under the Covid-19 Livelihood Sector Agriculture Support to the provinces. The distribution is part of the ongoing agriculture support ... More >>

Saelea: Food & Nutrition Security Remains Top Priority In FAO Assistance For SI

Tuesday, 3 November 2020, 6:24 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

Food and nutrition security remains the top priority areas of support by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations for Solomon Islands. FAO country representative Jimi Saelea revealed this during the recent World Food Day ... More >>

Paradigm Shift Needed In Agriculture To Sustain Livelihoods & Food Security

Sunday, 25 October 2020, 5:30 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The country’s agriculture sector needs to shift from doing business as usual and embark on adaptive and disaster risk resilience approaches to sustain people’s livelihoods and food security. Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock ... More >>

MAL Minister Calls For United Effort In Agriculture Development

Sunday, 25 October 2020, 5:27 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Hon. Senley Levi Filualea is calling for collective efforts from stakeholders including government, private sectors and farmers towards the development of agriculture in the country. Hon. Filualea ... More >>

Citizens Urged To ‘Eat Healthy Food Not Rice And Noodle’

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 6:35 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Ethel Frances is urging citizens to plant and eat healthy nutritious food and not processed food. MAL PS Ethel Frances delivers her remarks PS Frances was speaking during the ... More >>

Farmers Get Agricultural Advice On Plant Pest & Disease Management

Sunday, 4 October 2020, 4:45 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

Plant Doctors assisting local women farmers with agricultural advices during the Plant Health Clinic A Plant Health Clinic (PHC) aims to support farmers struggling to control pest and disease affecting their plants/crops was held in Munda, Western ... More >>

Agriculture Team Visits SPK Farm

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 6:31 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A delegation comprised of senior officers from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Extension department in Honiara and Guadalcanal Province Agriculture Division visited SPK farm at Metapona area, North Guadalcanal on 23rd September. The joint ... More >>

Why Elizabeth Quit Teaching And Involves In Family Farming

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 8:50 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

To leave a white-collar job or formal employment is a tough decision one could ponder and it only takes courageous women and men to take the risk. As hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, It’s important to actually strike out and follow your heart—even ... More >>

Training Aims To Boost Capacity & Economic Activities For Guadalcanal Kava Farmers

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 8:48 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A four-days training to enrich Guadalcanal rural kava farmers capacity and boost economic activities in the province was held recently (17th – 21st August 2020). Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) through its Agriculture Division facilitated ... More >>

Developing Resilient Model Farms To Improve Nutrition In Provincial Areas

Sunday, 27 September 2020, 8:45 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

The Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has hosted a two-day workshop with key government stakeholders in Honiara recently, to design agricultural model farms that will strengthen community resilience and ... More >>

MAL Team Visits Adaliua Farm, Pays Courtesy Call To Malaita Premier

Sunday, 2 August 2020, 5:03 pm | Solomon Islands MAL

A delegation from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has visited Adaliua farm in Central Kwara’ae Malaita Province from 15th-17th July 2020. Chief Administration Officer, Hubert Gua headed the team, which consisted of Farm Manager, James Ernest, ... More >>