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B.S.I., Cane Farmers Settle Molasses Pay-Out

Almost a year ago, Belize Sugar Industries Limited lost over two thousand, six hundred tons of molasses due to a first-of-its-kind Maillard Reaction inside its tanks at Tower Hill. The [...]

Honoring Women in the Fishing Industry

A Women in Fisheries Forum was held today at the Biltmore Plaza. When looking at the fishing activity in Belize, particularly extraction, men dominate the sector. But the industry includes [...]

Sugar is Sweet!

The sugar crop season in the northern districts is close to wrapping up and there has been a distinct lack of news from the area, which for this important industry [...]

Shrimpers Working to Get Back Certification

The prestigious Aquaculture Stewardship Council suspended certification of four Belizean shrimp farms in April. But the local Shrimp Farm Association claims that the farms – Paradise Shrimp Farm, Tex Mar [...]

Potatoes: From Overabundance to Scarcity?

A few months ago, farmers in the Cayo and Orange Walk Districts had thousands of pounds of potatoes rotting in the fields. It was produce they were unable to sell [...]

No Controls Over Local Banana Prices

Was Minister Hulse aware that prices for local bananas have gone up? Bananas are said to be sold at six for a dollar as opposed to eight.  The answer is [...]

Clearing the Way for More Exports

The Ministry of Agriculture has adopted the mantra of “Let’s Get Growing.” They are trying to revive a flagging export economy that has long been concentrated on raw material like [...]

Training for Deep Sea Fishing

The Belize Federation of Fishers and the Department of Fisheries are training fishermen for deep-sea fishing. The training is a part of a project being implemented over the last year [...]

Caribbean Chicken is Now Certified

A few weeks ago, Quality Poultry Products of the Cayo District became the first company to certify to Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points standard, securing a potential place in [...]

Celebrating the Cashew in Crooked Tree

Thousands headed to the village of Crooked Tree for the annual cashew festival. The two-day event over the weekend featured all things cashew—from wines to cakes to the sweet roasted [...]

Industry Association Says Shrimp Farms Opted Out of ASC Certification

A recent report by IntraFish reported that the prestigious Aquaculture Stewardship Council, A.S.C., has suspended certification of four Belizean shrimp farms in April.  The farms named are Paradise Shrimp Farm, [...]

Shrimp Farms Lose International Certification

The Government has been boasting of a rebound in the shrimp industry in the wake of problems in production a few months ago. However, industry insiders report that the Aquaculture [...]

The Sights and Sounds of Agric 2017

The National Agricultural and Trade Show, better known as Agric, got off over the weekend. The annual event provides a space for the productive sector to meet with its customers [...]

U.B. Prez Talks Up Agriculture Ahead of N.A.T.S. 2017

Thousands of Belizeans will be heading to the Capital City on Saturday and Sunday for the annual National Agriculture and Trade Show. Since it started back in 1970, “Agric” has [...]

Mechanical Harvesting – the Future of the Local Sugar Cane Industry

With a drop in the price of sugar in the global market as well as a shift to beet sugar, the local sugar industry is at a crossroads. To remain [...]

European Union Rep Says Belize Will Withstand Loss of Sugar Quota

In October of this year, the EU regime changes allowing for European beet sugar to compete directly with sugar cane. For the past ten years the E.U. has been working [...]

Corned Beef Ban Lifted by BAHA, Health

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority and Ministry of Health have lifted the temporary ban on the importation of corned beef from Brazil. BAHA says it has confirmed that the popular [...]

Jose Mai Scorns Agriculture Ministry over Potatoes

Back to today’s budget debate….Orange Walk South area representative Jose Mai focused on the impact of the Budget – or lack thereof – on the productive sector, which he described [...]

S.C.A. Buys Big in Potatoes from Local Farmer

Farmers in the Cayo and Orange Walk Districts have thousands of pounds of potatoes rotting in the fields – produce they have been unable to sell because of competing imported [...]

Coconuts Can Be Big Business for Belize

Coconut may be big business soon for Belize – the emerging industry is supported by the Caribbean Coconut Industry Development Project which aims to improve income and employment opportunities, food [...]

Cayo Farmers Tell Story of Rotting Potatoes

Thousands of potatoes are rotting in La Gracia Village in the Cayo District and farmers say they are set to lose thousands of dollars for this year’s potato crop. Some [...]

Ministry Sympathizes; Working to Resolve

So, what is the Ministry doing about the potato crisis? Well, we caught up with Minister of Agriculture Godwin Hulse today and he told us that the ministry met with [...]

Cayo Farmers Tell Story of Rotting Potatoes

Our news crew is just back from the fields in the west covering the very important story of the plight of local farmers whose livelihoods are being threatened by the [...]

Banana Bank AgCo Ships Live Cattle to Guatemala

The Ministry of Agriculture has yet to publicly comment on the issue of rotting potatoes that farmers across the country have been unable to get sold due to competition from [...]

Solving the Potato Conundrum in San Carlos

The Ministry of Agriculture has stopped granting licenses for the importation of white potatoes. It says this is in benefit of local farmers whose production season of strictly red potatoes [...]