Agriculture & Farming

Farmers of the Year Honored for Excellence in Agriculture

Nandy Aldana, Sarah Chub, and Maura Escobar were announced by the National Agriculture and Trade
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Dangriga Farmer’s Battle Against Erosion: Dredging Threatens Crops

Dangriga Farmer, Kent McKenzie, reported that he has been experiencing erosion in his farm due
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National Agriculture and Trade Show Honors Farmers of the Year

Nandy Aldana, Sarah Chub and Maura Escobar were announced by the National Agriculture and Trade
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Opposition Leader Agrees with Sugar Cane Farmers’ Call for Inquiry

Leader of the Opposition Moses Shyne Barrow says he agrees with the Belize Sugar Cane
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BAHA Intensifies Monitoring of Contraband Vegetables Ahead of Easter

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) is cracking down on contraband vegetables. BAHA issued a
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BSCFA Continues Pressure on PM

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association continues to call on Prime Minister Briceno to force
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BSI/ASR Denounces Belize Government’s Sugar Inquiry, Threatens Legal Action

Less than twenty-four hours after the government approved the Terms of Reference for its Sugar
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Prime Minister Caught in Crossfire as BSI/ASR Rejects Sugar Inquiry

And with BSI/ASR’s denouncement of the Commission of Inquiry (COI), it seems Prime Minister John
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BSCFA upset over PM Briceno’s comments

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is once again unhappy with the government; this
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BSCFA Urges PM Action: Dispute Over Sugar Industry Regulations Sparks

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) is calling on the Prime Minister to appeal
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High Court Strikes Down Government’s Sugar Industry Regulations, Deemed Unconstitutional

Attorney for Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) senior council Godfrey Smith says that the Government of
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Belize Secures $50 Million Grant for Sugar Industry Enhancement from

Belize was selected among eleven countries for a fifty-million-dollar grant from the Green Climate Fund
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Pressures Government Over Unfulfilled Promises

While the Briceno administration is looking to invest heavily in the sugar industry in the
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Ministry of Agriculture Partners with JICA to Educate Small Farmers

The Ministry of Agriculture has partnered with the Japan International Cooperation Agency to educate small
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Belize Monitors Screw-Worm Outbreak in Costa Rica: Agricultural Concerns Raised

The Ministry of Agriculture has expressed concerns over reports of a screw-worm outbreak in Costa
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Agriculture Ministry Seeks Improved Method for Belizean Cattle to be

A team from the Ministry of Agriculture led by Minister Jose Mai is in neighboring
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Belize-Trinidad Trade Talks: Agriculture in Focus

Belize’s agricultural products may soon be on their way to Trinidad and Tobago. Today, the
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Preparations Underway for 52nd Agriculture and Trade Show

The social calendar for 2024 is moving along and preparations are already being made for
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Local White Sugar Returns to Shelves: Government Addresses Scarcity and

Local white sugar is expected to return to the stores’ shelves today.  The announcement came
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Agriculture and Tourism Ministries Collaborate to Boost Agri-Tourism Sector

The Ministries of Agriculture and Tourism are collaborating to support small farmers by establishing an
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Santander Belize Offers Sweet Solution to Sugar Shortage

As the government contemplates a price change for sugar, and as local consumers’ only option
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Government Aims to Revive Citrus and Banana Industries: Slow Progress

The government hopes to revive the once-vibrant citrus and banana industries. In recent years, production
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Valley of Peace Village Enjoying Climate-Resilient Road Opening to Boost

Farmers from Valley of Peace Village will now have a much easier time transporting produce
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Belize Adventist Junior College Students Harvest Success with Over 6,000

Students at the Belize Adventist Junior College are harvesting the fruits of their labor. What
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GOB Commences Establishment of Commission of Inquiry for Sugar Industry

The Government of Belize has commenced the establishment of its Commission of Inquiry into the
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Minister Musa Commends Police Restraint During Belize Sugar Cane Farmers

Minister of Home Affairs, Kareem Musa, is commending the department for policing the Belize Sugar
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White Sugar Import Arrives in Belize

White sugar is expected to hit the store shelves come tomorrow.  It is not the
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High Court vindicates former Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association Vice

Former Vice-Chairman of the Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association Everaldo UK says he has been
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BSI and BSCFA still have don’t have an agreement

The number of farmers protesting has dwindled in the north, but despite that dip in
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Deadline Tension: Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Await Signed Deal as

Many of the cane farmers who showed up today have been out there since nine
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Ministry of Agriculture Holds Consultations for Drafting Seed Policy with

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise (MAFSE) engaged in consultations last Friday, in
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Sugarcane Deal in Limbo: Delay Caused by Typo Sparks Concern

It was some 24 hours ago that the sugarcane farmers were in a celebratory mood
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PM Briceno’s Swift Intervention Resolves Belize Sugar Impasse: Two-Year Deal

This brokered 2-year deal comes after six days of flaring tensions, two roadblocks, and strenuous
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Sugarcane Protests: A Calm Week Amidst Historical Tensions, Police Commissioner

The recent protests and clamor among the sugarcane farmers this past week is nothing new
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Banana Growers Meet with Ministry of Economic Development: Discussions on

The Ministry of Economic Development hosted a meeting today with the Banana Growers Association.  Love
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BSCFA Concerns with Tate & Lyle Fair-Trade Agreement: Three Main

Turning back to the sugar concerns, as we reported earlier, the government will be assisting
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Legal Challenges Loom for BSCFA: Northern Cane Farmer Associations Oppose

While the association has signed an agreement with BSI/ASR, their troubles are far from over.
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Prime Minister Briceno Cuts Vatican Trip Short Amid Sugar Industry

Prime Minister John Briceno is back home after canceling his trip to the Vatican City. 
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BSI/ASR Reports Half Capacity as BSCFA Negotiations Remain Unresolved

With the negotiations between the BSCFA and BSI/ASR still very much fluid, BSI/ASR was sure
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BSCFA Highlights Concerns Over Throughput Charges in Sugar Agreement

One of the points of contention that the BSCFA has brought to the forefront is
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Opposition Leader Barrow Blames Government for Sugar Industry Turmoil

Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow, has attributed the chaos in the sugar industry
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Sugarcane Farmers Block Philip Goldson Highway in Protest

Sugarcane farmers have taken things up a notch by blocking vehicles from traversing a portion
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Other Sugarcane Associations Condemn BSCFA’s Highway Blockage Amidst Harvest

As we reported, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) has entrusted the northern caucus
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BSCFA and BSI at Stalemate Despite Government Intervention and Union

After two days of negotiations, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and the Belize
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Orange Walk Braces for Protests as Belize Sugar Cane Farmers

While the association remains in negotiations, its members are ready to protest in Orange Walk
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Police Presence Ramps Up in Orange Walk Amidst BSCFA and

And if you’re worried about the association blocking roads or burning tires, you aren’t the
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Sugar Season Kickoff Sees Slow Start Amidst Protests: Belize Cane

It was a highly anticipated day for stakeholders in the sugar industry as many wondered
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BSI/ASR Faces Dilemma as Sugar Scarcity Grips Consumers

BSI/ASR is looking to import white sugar early next year after consumers have been gripped
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Sugar Crop Season to start on Thursday despite BSI/ASR –

Despite the BSCFA’s refusal to deliver cane, BSI/ASR says the sugar crop season will begin
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Sugar Crop Season in Limbo: BSCFA Farmers to Protest, Demanding

Tonight, the start of the next sugar crop is in limbo.  Instead of getting the
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Opposition Leader Urges Independent Mediator Amidst Sugar Industry Crisis and

And, talking about politics and sugar, the Leader of the Opposition, Moses Shyne Barrow issued
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Belize Sugar Crop Season Set to Commence on December 28

The country’s sugar crop season is set to start on December 28, after a slight
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Nationwide Sugar Shortage Grips Belize, Consumers Demand Solutions

A major issue consumers are grappling with is a country-wide shortage of sugar. For weeks,
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Santander Sugar Group Seeks Approval for Local Sugar Sales Amidst

Now that the country’s main sugar supplier, BSI/ASR, isn’t able to identify who’s sending the
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BAHA Monitors Zoonotic Disease Outbreaks in Central America

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) is monitoring an outbreak of several zoonotic (animal) diseases
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Onion Prices Surge as Local Crop Runs Out Due to

If you’ve recently noticed an uptick in the price per pound of white onions, you’re
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Nationwide Sugar Shortage Hits Belize: Consumers and Businesses Demand Solutions

Another major issue consumers are grappling with is a country-wife shortage of sugar. For weeks,
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Sugar Cane Crop Season Delayed Commercial Agreement Dispute

In related news, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) met with Prime Minister John
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Belize and El Salvador Launch Negotiations for Partial Scope Agreement

Belize and El Salvador are working to increase trade relations with the establishment of a
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BAHA increases surveillance for the Christmas season

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) says it is increasing surveillance for contraband items and
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Sugar Industry Clash: Belize Sugar Industries Limited Disappointed with Delay

The Belize Sugar Industries Limited, the government, and the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association are
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Beekeeping Symposium Highlights Industry Progress in Corozal District

Today, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise held a symposium in the Corozal
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VP of International Relations at BSI says industry stakeholders need

The Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association and Belize Sugar Industries are at odds again over the
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GOB working to ensure on time start of sugar crop

While an agreement is yet to be signed, the government continues to listen to arguments
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Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Stands Firm on One-Year Deal

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) remains adamant about signing only a one-year commercial
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Ministry of Agriculture Enhances Post Harvest Management with Cold Storage

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security is working with local farmers to improve the
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Fyffes Pledges Increased Community Investment in Southern Belize

Banana company Fyffes says it is committed to increasing community investment in Southern Belize. The
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BSI and Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Yet to Reach

The end of the year is fast approaching, and Belize Sugar Industries (BSI) is hoping
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Ministry of Agriculture Unveils School Kitchen for Community Feeding Program

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security & Enterprise unveiled a school kitchen at Our Lady
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Love Crew Explores George Town Village as Part of Garifuna

Festivities in southern Belize leading up to the Garifuna Settlement Day celebration continued today, and
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BSI/ASR Announces Record Payouts for Belize Cane Farmers Despite Production

Cane farmers will collectively be seeing payouts of almost six million dollars more for sugar
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Ministry of Agriculture Assessing Crop Damage Due to Persistent Rains

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise is assessing how the persistent rains over
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Ministry of Agriculture Partners with Cooperative for Honey Producers

The Ministry of Agriculture has partnered with Sociedad Cooperativa Melitzaak to provide a manufacturing workshop
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Government considering solution in attempt to stem contraband sugar issue

Prime Minister John Briceno acknowledged this week that the issue of contraband sugar requires government’s
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Ministry Assures Vegetable Production to Meet Local Demand Despite Weather

Despite adverse weather conditions this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise says
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Record Sugar Cane Farmer Dividends Welcomed by Prime Minister Briceno

Prime Minister John Briceno says the increase of dividends to the sugar cane farmers is
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Government to Conduct Research to Support Belize Citrus Industry

Prime Minister John Briceno plans to conduct more research to help the citrus industry. In
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Belize Sugar Industries Announces Record-High Dividends for Cane Farmers

Belize Sugar Industries (BSI/ASR) announced today that the cane farmers’ associations can expect to receive
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Contraband Sugar Remains a Concern in Belize

And while the farmers may be celebrating higher payout for sugar cane, the contrabanding of
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Excellence in Tourism Recognized at Belize National Tourism Awards Gala

The Belize Tourism Board celebrated excellence in the industry over the weekend with its annual
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Ministry of Agriculture Focuses on Diversifying Belize’s Agricultural Sector

The Ministry of Agriculture continues to focus on the diversification of Belize’s agricultural sector to
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Price Gouging Task Force Takes Action to Curb Unfair Store

The Ministry of Agriculture’s Price Gouging Task Force continues to monitor store prices across the
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BSCFA and BSI/ASR Continue Negotiations for Upcoming Sugar Crop Season

After months of negotiations, the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries/American
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World Food Day Highlights the Vital Role of Water in

Today is World Food Day and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
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Belize Poultry Association Celebrates World Egg Day with Students

Today, the Belize Poultry Association (BPA) marked the 27th annual celebration of World Egg Day
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Economic Support Packages for Farmers Under Sembrando Vida-Belize Project

Farmers in northern Belize received economic support packages this week under the Sembrando Vida-Belize project.
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Minister Mai Attends Caribbean Week of Agriculture in the Bahamas

Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Jose Abelardo Mai is in the Bahamas for
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Workshop Aims to Improve Quality of Dragon Fruit in Northern

Dragon Fruit Farmers in northern Belize participated in a two-day workshop this week to improve
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Ministry of Agriculture Meets with Potato Farmers to Address Challenges

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise held a meeting with potato farmers in
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Belize Seeks to Boost Exports Through Trade Agreements with Neighbors

And while domestic exports are down for the third quarter of this year, the government
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Salvadoran Delegation Bolsters Trade Ties with Belize in Official Visit

A Salvadoran delegation led by El Salvador’s Minister of Agriculture, Oscar Enrique Guardado Calderon, is
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Belize Seeks to Capitalize on Rice Export Opportunity

There is great potential for Belize to increase its exportation of rice.  With India’s recent
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El Salvador’s Agriculture Minister Visits Belize, Progress on Bilateral Agreement

El Salvador’s Minister of Agriculture, Oscar Enrique Guardado Calderon, is in Belize with a delegation
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Is there a sugar scarcity in Belize ?

Bakers, store owners, and the everyday Joe have been reaching out to our newsroom to
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