Agriculture

  • 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...

  • Sugar Farmers’ Livelihood in Danger

    The Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute, SIRDI, a key stakeholder in the sugar industry conducted a study on the nutrients found in the soil across the sugar belt and presented...

  • Minister Panton Boasts of Advances in Productive Sector

    The news coming out of the agriculture sector during today’s debate noted several advances that small and large scale farmers are reportedly benefiting either via export-aid or fiscal incentives.  Albert’s Area...

  • Belize Tasked to Find Alternative Industry to Replace Sugar

    Jamaica, Belize and Mauritius were among a group of more than 10 nations that benefited from quota- and duty-free access for one point six million metric tons of mostly raw-sugar shipments to the...

  • Efficiency at Sugar Mill Registers at 89%

    The Sugar Cane Crop season is in its 15th week and last week more than forty eight thousand tons of cane was milled.  That amount produced close to six thousand tons...

  • Contraband Potatoes Cause Issues for Farmers

    The Ministry of Agriculture is trying to solve the “potato problem” that small farmers in the west and north are currently facing. Thousands of pounds of potatoes are rotting, leaving farmers...

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