Agriculture Minister Mai receives pro-temp presidency of SICA’s agriculture arm
Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Jose Abelardo Mai yesterday with the Council of Ministers of Agriculture of the Central American Integration System (CAC) to discuss the work agenda set for the first semester of 2023. A ministry release explains that during the meeting, which was held virtually, Belize received the pro-tempore presidency of the organization from the Dominican Republic. Discussions were centred on the priorities of the semester for the joint work of the agricultural sector of the Central American Integration System (SICA) region and the progress on the biological inputs done in coordination with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Other matters discussed were the implementation of the SICA Region Economic Empowerment Agenda for Rural Women and the incorporation of a project to lay the foundation for an inclusive growth model that allows for the efficient development of micro, small, and medium enterprises in the region. Belize will hold the pro tempore presidency of CAC until June 2023.