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Aug 31, 2021

US Embassy Provides Equipment to Fight Medfly

The U.S. Embassy has donated essential equipment to the Belize Agricultural Health Authority to aid in Mediterranean fruit fly eradication efforts. The donation, valued at over forty thousand U.S. dollars, includes insect traps and lures for field operations in two active Medfly outbreak initiatives in the Sapodilla Cayes and the Placencia Peninsula.  The U.S. Government has provided almost two hundred thousand U.S. dollars since January 2021 in support of the Belize Medfly Surveillance Program, a cooperative agreement signed in 1977 between the United States Department of Agriculture and the Government of Belize to protect Belizean agriculture from this threat.

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