Agriculture & Farming

GOB Announces the Launch of a Commission of Inquiry to

 The Government of Belize announced its decision to launch a Commission of Inquiry to modernize
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BSCFA Not Convinced the Ministerial Sub-Committee Will Be Much Help

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) Management Committee Chairman, Alfredo Ortega, also weighed in
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Spanish Lookout Community Celebrates Sixty-Five Years in Belize

The Mennonite Community of Spanish Lookout in the Cayo District celebrated over six decades in
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Honey, the next big thing in the south: Training held

More than 40 beekeepers have participated in a training program in Toledo District. The idea
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BSCFA Protest in Belmopan Meets Counter-Protest

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) held a peaceful demonstration outside the National Assembly
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BSCFA Chairman Says Sugar Prices Do Not Need to Increase

Members of the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers’ Association (BSCFA) demand an intervention by the Government
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CSPCA Express Concern about the Future of their Memberships’ Livelihoods

The Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association (CSPCA) is but one of the four cane farming
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Florencio Marin Sr. Talks About His Tenure as Special Advisor

Former Belizean politician Florencio Marin Sr. completed his one-year term as special advisor to stakeholders
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UDP Leader says he believes in fair play for the

Also weighing in on the sugar debate is the Leader of the Opposition, Moses “Shyne”
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BSI/ASR explains why they call for an increase in sugar

We’ve continued to follow the discussion on the proposal to increase the prices of brown
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How can BSI/ASR convince the public to be onboard with

 As we told you, the two cane-farming associations of Corozal District have proposed a jump
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Is the BSCFA trying to pit BSI against the Government

In 2014, BSI/ASR asked for an increase in sugar sold in the local market. Nine
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BSI/ASR’s Finance Director says a Commission of Inquiry won’t solve

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association has called on the Prime Minister to empanel a
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Getting Grains out of Ukraine and into the LATAM Region

The conflict in Ukraine has had significant regional and global implications, including strained relations between
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Cabinet addresses high cost of living and healthy eating in

 Cabinet met earlier this and examined several issues, one of which is the cost of
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BSI called for an increase in brown sugar in February;

In February, BSI/ASR also wrote the Prime Minister asking for an increase in the price
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Farmers to get post-Hurricane Lisa assistance

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise (MAFSE) and the United Nations World Food
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Sugar Cane Producers from the North Request Sugar Price Increase

Members of the Corozal Sugar Cane Producers Association (CSCPA) and the Progressive Sugar Cane Producers
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Minister Jose Mai: ‘we need to know what’s happening’ following

Two weeks ago, we reported on a far-reaching sickout undertaken by public officers. Ministries and
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Ministry of Agriculture launches long-term dairy strategy

The Ministry of Agriculture Food Security and Enterprise has launched the National Dairy Strategic Plan.
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Dairy Association Chairman says industry is still in post-COVID recovery

Following the launch of the Agriculture Ministry’s five-year dairy strategy, the Ministry says that it
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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
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Ministry of Agriculture and FAO hold validation workshop to discuss

A stakeholder validation workshop was held yesterday in Belmopan by the Ministry of Agriculture Food
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Creating a Healthy ecosystems with thriving biodiversity and fisheries

 A training workshop funded by the United Kingdom Government is being held at Central Far
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Cattle Export to Decline in 2023, But It’s Not as

The export of cattle from Belize to Mexico is looking to slow down this year.
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BAHA Continues to Monitor Blackleg and Rabies in Livestock

 Belizean livestock farmers continue to battle with the outbreak of blackleg disease and rabies among
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Assistance in On the Way for Banana Growers

The price of bananas in Belize is looking to see a slight increase. According to
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Lamb and Mutton from the Farm to the Plate

The Ministry of Agriculture is making strides in the development of the local sheep and
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Ministry of Agriculture Looking to Expand Local Sheep Meat Market

The CEO of the Ministry of Agriculture, Servulo Baeza, chimed in on the success of
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The Nago Bank Road is Complete… What’s Next?

The Nago Bank Road Enhancement Project was completed and now contributed to a better transportation
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Agriculture Minister Clarifies Supposed Shortage of Dairy Products

The country’s dairy business is being improved, as reported by the Ministry of Agriculture. According
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Is the price of Bananas Going Up?

As inflation continues on an upward path, the price of basic necessities quickly follows suit.
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Citrus Industry Facing Challenges

The citrus industry is also facing its own set of challenges. As prices on the
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Price Gougers Will Soon Be Prosecuted!

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise is looking to crack down on price
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Inflation is on a Projected Incline for 2023

Over the past year, the price of basic necessities has soared. Products that were once
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Community Markets: Trade Your Produce

On several occasions, you may have heard the term “grow what you eat and eat
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Ministry of Agriculture Appoints New Shrimp Task Force

The Ministry of Agriculture has appointed a new task force for the shrimp industry. The
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Ministry of Agriculture Gets Rid of Rabid Bats

Livestock farmers continue to battle with rabies that has been circulating among their animals. The
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Livestock Farmers Advised to Get Animals Vaccinated

Another malady that has shaken livestock is the outbreak of the blackleg disease. The Belize
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BAHA says livestock are being affected by rabies

 The Belize Agricultural Health Authority says there has been a significant increase in rabies cases
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BAHA says livestock are being affected by blackleg also

There’s also another concern for livestock producers: blackleg. The authority says that there has been
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Livestock producers cautiously optimistic that there will be no major

 While the diseases are serious, Dr. Andre DePaz says that vaccination can significantly help in
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Agric 2023 is April 28-30, 2023!

The National Agriculture and Trade Show 2023 dates have been announced. According to the NATS
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What’s up with citrus? New DFC GM says the organisation

Belize’s citrus industry has had its ups and downs over the years. With a particular
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Will DFC be involved in hemp and marijuana?

Minister Kareem Musa conceded last week that his New Growth Industries ministry is conceptual and
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DFC Chairman transitions to DFC General Manager

Henry Anderson has had a long career in both the public and private sectors and
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New DFC GM offers insights into the agency’s vision

Henry Anderson, the incoming General Manager of the DFC, says he has several ideas to
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What’s up with weed? New Growth Industries Minister says Belize

 Marijuana remains an illegal substance in Belize, despite the decision to decriminalise small quantities of
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Ministry of Agriculture holds National Vegetable Stakeholder Meeting

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security held a national vegetable stakeholder meeting this morning
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PUP Northern Caucus Requests the launch of a Commission of

The People’s United Party Northern Caucus is requesting that a Commission of Inquiry be created
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Onion farmers with the Minister of Agriculture and the BMDC

 Onion farmers from the north have met with the Minister of Agriculture, and the Marketing
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Cabinet Hopes that Listening to the Famers and Miller Paves

 Prime Minister John Briceno says that Cabinet is prepared to listen to both the cane
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New Sugar Cane Crop Season Commences

Turning now to the north of the country: After several weeks plagued by uncertainty, the
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BSI/ASR Says Every Day Counts When Starting the New Crop

The new sugar cane crop season was initially proposed to commence on Monday, December 19;
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BSI/ASR Supports GOB’s Proposal to Revise Sugar Industry Act

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Agriculture is looking to review and revise the Sugar Industry Act
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BSCFA speaks about delays and need to amend the Sugar

The largest sugar cane farmers’ group, the BSCFA, are expected to be in the queue
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Miller and Farmers Hope to Finalize New Agreement in Twelve

Although the sugar cane crop season is off to a start, the disagreements between the
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BSCFA and BSI/ASR Mediations Weren’t a Total Fail

After several rounds of negotiation, with the assistance of attorney Julie-Ann Bradley acting as a
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PM Briceño says Interim Sugar Agreement Should Only Be Implemented

The future of Belize’s Sugar industry remains in limbo for the next several days as
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The 2022/2023 Sugar Crop remains in limbo

The 2022/2023 Sugar Crop season was to commence today, but due to ongoing negotiations between
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IICA holds workshop on climate-responsive agriculture in Belize

Climate change is arguably the greatest existential threat to the survival of Belize and the
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Apples for Kids Fundraiser Was a Success

The Belize Camping Experience’s annual Apples for Kids fundraiser was a major success. Over a
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Belize’s Sugar Industry is at a Critical Juncture

The sugar impasse in the north continues tonight, but the good news is that progress
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GOB Wants to Increase Exports into Central America

Belize is looking to expand its reach in the market across the Americas. But, the
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One Hundred Belizean Farmers Receive Seeds Through Sembrando Vida Project

A hundred Belizean small-scale farmers will be initiating fieldwork as part of the Sembrando Vida
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The Belmopan City Council treats a dozen kids with diverse-abilities

Today, a dozen children with diverse abilities were given a special treat from the Belmopan
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Belizean wines and coffees showcased in Taiwan

Belizean beverages were on full display at the recently held Taiwan International Tea, Coffee, Wine
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Community of Santa Rosa in Stann Creek now able to

The community of Santa Rosa in Stann Creek District is going to be able to
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BCE’s Apples for Kids Charity Fundraiser is Back Again

As the Christmas season rolls around once again, the Belize Camping Experience (BCE) will be
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GOB Addresses Dairy Price Increase

As we reported yesterday, dairy products are the next items on store shelves that will
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Belize and FAO Sign Country Programming Framework

The Government of Belize and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed the official country
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Ministry of Agriculture and FAO team up to strengthen Belize’s

The Ministry of Agriculture and the UN body, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) today
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BAHA concerned about Avian influenza reported in Mexico

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority is remaining vigilant as it monitors developments across the border
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BAHA issues advisory on blackleg in cattle

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority is also monitoring developments on the blackleg front. Blackleg is
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BSI Says BSCFA Needs to Be More Rational About Demands

The sugar industry remains in a sour state due to the many disagreements between two
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BSI Says Here Are the Facts About Port Fees

The Belize Cane Farmers’ Association has been vocal about requesting a transparent audit from the
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PM says GOB Cannot Intervene in Sugar Impasse

The impasse between the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) and Belize Sugar Industries/American Sugar
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Major Investments and Upgrades Highlighted at BSI/ASR

Today, the Belize Sugar Industries Ltd (BSI/ASR) gave the media a firsthand look at how
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This year’s sugar cane quality might be affected by Hurricane

The quality of cane produced during this year’s sugar cane season will be poor in
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BSCFA says BSI/ASR needs to improve its milling capacity

As the sugar impasse between the BSCFA and BSI/ASR heats up, both parties continue to
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The BSCFA says ASR/BSI is not being truthful

Tonight, after months of negotiations the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) say they remain
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BSCFA says a no negotiator is yet to be identified

The start of the new sugar cane crop is expected to start in mid-December but
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The BSCFA say that the Government is not doing enough

The BSCFA is calling on the government to do more to resolve the sugar impasse
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Belize’s Brown Sugar Sales Soar in the Caribbean

The success of Belize’s sale of brown sugar in the CARICOM market is looking bright.
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BSCFA Says BSI’s Audit Rights Were Offered at a Bad

Love News has been following up on the current state of the ongoing sugar impasse
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BSI Says A Prospective Mediator Has Been Identified, But BSCFA

There is no reason why the new sugar cane crop season should begin within the
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BSCFA’s Global Price Analogy Inaccurate Says BSI

 And, while the final sugar cane prices for the season were looking up for the
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Agriculture Ministry revokes order of areas infected with bird flu

There were no positive cases of influenza. That was the stance of the Belize Poultry
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Can the Price of Poultry Be Regulated?

The Government of Belize is looking at several products that will be price regulated, and
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Largest Number of Cattle to Be Exported by December

December should see the largest number of cattle being exported to Mexico since the fifteen
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Lab Techs Undergo Training to Prevent and Control Banana Disease

The International Cooperation Development Fund through the Embassy of the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize is
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New Sheep Barn Inaugurated at Central Farm in Cayo District

A newly built sheep barn was inaugurated today in Central Farm, Cayo District. The barn
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Minister of Agriculture Says Better Safe than Sorry After Bird

Yesterday Love News broke the story that there was no avian influenza in the country,
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Will The Start of the New Sugar Cane Crop Season

The BSCFA’s Chairman of the Committee of Management, Fred Ortega, also said that farmers are
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Agriculture Minister Says Final Cane Price Could Have Been Higher

And, while the new crop season is looking to kick off in December, farmers received
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Cane Prices are Up but BSCFA Says It’s Not Enough

During an exclusive interview with Love News, the Country Manager of the Belize Sugar Industries
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Farmers Start Making Their Own Fertilizers

As inflation in the world market continues to put a strain on producers and consumers
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BSCFA Says They Are Losing from the BSI’s Shift to

Three million dollars – that is how much the Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) says
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Cane Fields in Shugah City Affected by Lisa

Hurricane Lisa carved a path of destruction through the Central and Western parts of the
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