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Food Prices Surge Over Six Percent in Belize, Supply Issues

If you’ve recently bought groceries, you may have noticed that the prices for many commodities
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Government Launches $1.85 Million Infrastructure Project for Toledo Farmers

In a significant stride towards bolstering agricultural resilience and market accessibility, the Government of Belize,
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FAO Hosts Capacity-Building Event for Small Farmers in Belmopan

A gathering coordinated under the auspices of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was held
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BSI Reminds Cane Farmers of Sugar Crop Closure on July

The 2023-2024 sugar crop is coming to an end. Belize Sugar Industries Limited (BSI) issued
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BSI/ASR Ceases Sugar Cane Operations to Implement Hurricane Prep Plan

The sugar mill, BSI/ASR stopped receiving sugar cane today as the company is looking to
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Ministry of Agriculture Urges Farmers to Safeguard Crops and Livestock

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise is advising farmers in the low-lying and
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CRESAP Advances with $16 Million Agreement to Boost Climate-Resilient Farming

The Climate Resilient and Sustainable Agriculture Project (CRESAP) made significant progress yesterday when an agreement
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DFC Partners with Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm to Revitalize Belize’s

The Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has partnered with Royal Mayan Shrimp Farm Ltd in hopes
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Environmentalists Urge Ban on Slash-and-Burn Amid Wildfire Crisis

Several environmentalists and farmers from southern Belize have called for the government to ban the
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Commission of Inquiry Meets with Minister Mai, Visits BSI/ASR Factory

The Commission of Inquiry that has been mandated to look into the sugar industry had
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Government Considers Sugar Price Hike to Curb Smuggling

Another measure GOB believes will deter sugar smuggling is raising the commodity’s price. The government
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BSCFA Disappointed Commission of Inquiry Won’t be Public

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association (BSCFA) has weighed in on the long-awaited start of
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BSI/ASR Raises Concerns Over COI’s Focus, Minister of Agriculture Responds

While the BSCFA plans to cooperate fully with the COI, the Belize Sugar Industries (BSI/ASR)
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Guatemala seeks Belize’s help to establish Citrus Industry

The Government of Belize continues to take steps toward revitalizing the country’s once-flourishing citrus industry.
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BSI/ASR Welcomes COI on Sugar Industry, Raises Concerns Over Confidentiality

While officials at BSI/ASR are reluctant to give an interview on the recent developments with
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APAMO Calls for Moratorium on Slash-and-Burn Farming to Protect Ecosystems

The Protected Areas Management Organizations (APAMO) is calling for a moratorium on the burning of
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Western Belize Farmers Protest French Fry Imports Amid Rotting Potato

Farmers in western Belize are up in arms with the government because they claim an
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Nationwide Sugar Rationing Returns Amid Smuggling Crisis

Tonight, stores across the country are rationing sugar once again. In recent weeks, sacks of
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UDP Accuses Agriculture Ministry of Neglecting San Carlos Carrot Farmers

The United Democratic Party is accusing the Ministry of Agriculture of neglecting carrot farmers in
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Agriculture Ministry Refutes Claims of Carrot Import Permits Affecting Prices

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise is addressing the statements made in a
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Livestock Industry Boost: Belize Extension Officers Attend Reproductive Technology Training

Extension officers from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise are participating in a
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Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association Disputes ASR/BSI Report on Handling Fees

The Belize Sugarcane Farmers Association (BSCFA) says that Belize Sugar Industries (ASR/BSI) did not properly
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Calcutta Village Students Celebrate Inauguration of Agriculture Unit

Students from Calcutta Village in Corozal are getting their hands dirty and reaping the fruits
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National Agriculture and Trade Show Kicks Off in Belmopan

The 52nd annual National Agriculture and Trade Show officially opened this evening at the showgrounds
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Ministry of Agriculture Receives Support from Ministry of Economic Development

The Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Sustainable Development have received support from the
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2023 Farmers of the Year named by the Ministry of

Yesterday we told you of the selection of the Farmers of the Year by the
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