On Wednesday, Taiwanese Ambassador, Benjamin Ho handed over the first disbursement under the genetic improvement in sheep and goat project. The funds, one hundred and fifty five thousand, six hundred and twenty eight US dollars will be used to cover expenses related to house maintenance, materials and equipment purchase, stockbreeding, paddock seed, fertilizers, chemicals procurement and so on. The project aims to improve and develop the genetic blood lines of both the sheep and goat livestock through natural breeding and the artificial insemination programs. The total funds allotted to the project is one point two seven million US dollars. The project is expected to run for three years. It is expected that the project will improve Belize’s sheep and goat production to capitalize on current opportunities in the region.