Agriculture

  • Farmers and BSI Reach Agreement Over Molasses

    The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) have finalized an agreement, eleven months after the industry suffered a loss of molasses. In July of 2016,...

  • Shrimp Farms Fail ASC Assessments

    In November 2016, the Agriculture Minister, Godwin Hulse expressed optimism for the shrimp industry in Belize.  When we spoke to him then, he had just finished a tour of the Rainforest...

  • Official Figures Released for Agric Show 2017

    The official statistics have been released on the performance of the 2017 National Agriculture and Trade Show which occurred this past weekend.  According to the Ministry of Agriculture, there were thirty...

  • Belize Keeps Medfly Under Control

    The Mediterranean Fruit Fly or Medfly is considered one of the world’s most destructive pests. For the most part, Belize has managed to maintain its status as being Medfly free. Roberto...

  • Agric Show 2017 Draws 37K Visitors

    The 47th National Agriculture and Trade Show was officially opened on Friday, April 28 on the showgrounds in Belmopan.  On Saturday and Sunday, the trade and commerce went into full swing...

  • Top 3 Farmers of the Year Named

    The annual National Agriculture and Trade Show is twenty four days away and as per tradition the 2017 Farmers of the Year have been selected and announced.  The official announcement came...

  • EU, Sugar and Impacts on Belize

    Two weeks ago we brought you the story on the possible effects that our local sugarcane farmers could face due to the European Union’s decision to remove limits on its own...

  • Quarantine on Corned Beef Continues in Belize

    March 24, 2017 saw the temporary suspension of import permits for corned beef from Brazil by the local agricultural health authorities.  This decision was made following reports of some twenty one...

  • Farmers’ Market Is NATS’ Centerpiece for 2017

    “Let’s Get Growing” is the theme being used for the upcoming National Agricultural and Trade Show slated to take place from April 28 to 30 on the showgrounds in Belmopan.  The...

  • Sugar Prices and the Challenges Ahead

    Over the past few days we have reported on the impending challenges that nations exporting sugar to the European Union may or will face as the EU cuts its imports this...

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