Special Envoy Hopes Sembrando Vida Project Inspires Women in Farming
Special Envoy, Rossana Briceno was in Yo Creek Village, Orange Walk District, witnessing the launch of the Sembrando Vida Project. She spoke to the media calling it a historic event, and one that she hopes will inspire more women to take on farming.
Rossana Briceno, Special Envoy for the Development of Families and Children: “Food security is a big thing right now throughout the world and we have to ensure that our Belizean farmers have when they produce the excess is not thrown away. As we’ve heard horror stories that we’ve seen we’ve heard that they have to throw away onions, they have to throw away carrots and things like that. So I think with this program with the excess they will have an opportunity to export. That’s what I gathered from this program and it’s in several other Central American countries and I think Mexico is one of our closest neighbors they know what we’re going through and they have opened up the market for our farmers and with the incentives and the little stipend that they’re getting it will definitely go a long way. So I’m excited for the farmers. I saw a lot of women farmers and that’s a good thing because we have to extend. It’s not just stereotypical roles you know women can get into farming too.”