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Dec 7, 2018

SICA’s Council of Central America Discusses Agriculture in the Region

Today, agriculture officials and ministers from SICA’s Council of Central America converged at the Biltmore Plaza in Belize City. Since Belize holds the pro-tem presidency, Minister of Agriculture, Senator Godwin Hulse chaired the meeting. The focus was to discuss regional collaboration in the field of agriculture to strengthen the management of livestock and plant health. Several resolutions were discussed and are expected to be ratified at the next meeting of the council. Hulse explains the introduction of technology in the fields.

 

Godwin Hulse

Godwin Hulse, Minister of Agriculture

“In cattle for example, Belize is brucellosis and tuberculosis free; we are the only one in the region so that’s a plus for us. And we have done a lot of work in the med-fly; we’ve done a lot of work. There is the melee bug that we are still working on, but the collaboration across the region has been very good. Today’s meeting discusses ratcheting this up to another level, in a way, which is to introduce technology in agriculture. Again in Belize, our ministry has launched that; we are gonna be mapping by LiDar. You all know by now we are carrying out a national census and trying to incorporate real time information into the agriculture process.”

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