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Nov 16, 2022

M.O.U. to Develop Quality Standards in Honey Industry

The Ministry of Economic Development and the Belize Bureau of Standards are collaborating to standardize the honey industry in Belize. Through a Memorandum of Understanding, the Belize Bureau of Standards will be collecting data to use benchmarks on how the honey value chain, from production to consumer, can be regulated to ensure quality. The quality standards and metrology developed will be utilized to standardize seven other commodities produced in Belize. Here is more from Tuesday’s M.O.U. signing ceremony between both parties.


Osmond Martinez

Osmond Martinez, C.E.O., Ministry of Economic Development

“I have no doubt that this project will be a success. I can see the commitments and the appetite from the Belize Bureau of Standards to want to be part of great things in Belize. As small as this initiative may be, it is one that is my eyes is a huge one. I will give you two reasons why, one because we are working with farmers that are practically under privileged, who were neglected, who were abandoned for many years. And, that will give us the opportunity to increase the human capital in producers that know how produce on a population that is hard working and ion a population that has an appetite to learn and improve their living of standards. Secondly, I see that it is a huge thing we are doing because it is the first one as C.E.O. said.”


Jose Trejo

Jose Trejo, Director, Belize Bureau of Standards

“For us the importance of this is that we are trying to embed standards at the national level and for us this is a grand opportunity to show how standards, how quality systems are important in the value chain so that the production of goods from start to finish ensures that quality systems are part and parcel of production. Ride now standards is not driving production, it is the other way around. So, this is an opportunity as I mentioned.”

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