Ministry of Agriculture and FAO hold validation workshop to discuss opportunities in soursop
A stakeholder validation workshop was held yesterday in Belmopan by the Ministry of Agriculture Food Security, and Enterprise and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) The focus? Belize’s soursop. In short, it examined some of the opportunities for domestic use and international export of the fruit and its by-products. It involved everyone from technocrats to farmers. Fruit trees coordinator at the Ministry, Barry Palacio spoke to Love News.
One of the facilitators of the workshop was the FAO’s Bree Romuld, who discussed some challenges the fledgling industry faces and how Belize can address them.
Yesterday’s activity came under a regional project “Sustainable Development of Resilient Value Chains – Implementation of CARICOM COVID-19 Agri-Food Recovery Plan”, which includes Belize, Dominica, Guyana, St. Lucia with a value of 400 thousand U.S. dollars.