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Chicken Shortage Over!

Chickens are back in the freezer. General Manager for Quality Poultry Products Raymond Barkman says that the chicken shortage is over. During the months of July and August, consumers were reporting [...]

No Price Increase says Quality Poultry Products

According to Barkman, even though the COVID-19 pandemic is still affecting businesses, consumers should not expect Quality Poultry Products to increase its prices. Barkman explains that the company’s philosophy is [...]

Toledo East Area Rep. Demands Assistance for Corn Farmers Affected by Hurricane Nana

Tropical Storm Nana made landfall as a weak Category One hurricane in southern Belize around midnight on September second.  Hardest hit were the agro and aquaculture industries and according to [...]

PUP Unveils Agriculture Policy

The People’s United Party has unveiled its plan for the agricultural sector seeking to strengthen existing industries and boost local production by stopping the importation of produce that is grown [...]

P.U.P.: Government Must Offer Urgent Assistance to the Banana Industry

The Banana Growers Association continues to carry out assessment of the damages caused by Hurricane Nana.  The damages are expected to be in the millions, but a specific amount will [...]

Hurricane Nana Damage Assessments Underway; Agriculture Took the Biggest Hit!

The full assessment on the impact of Hurricane Nana on southern Belize is underway at this time.  What we know right now, based on preliminary information, is that the agriculture [...]

Belize Formalizes Cattle Trade with Guatemala

Cross-border cattle trade with Guatemala was formalized several months after the illegal export of livestock was suspended due to concerns of COVID-19.  Despite its informal nature, the business of transporting [...]

Godwin Hulse Disputes S.I.B.’s Figures on Cattle Production

Hulse’s announcement this morning came hard on the heels of the latest figures released by the Statistical Institute of Belize for the second quarter of 2020.  During a presentation on [...]

Farmers to Receive COVID Relief in the Agriculture Sector

The agro-productive sector is getting some much needed COVID relief from the Ministry of Agriculture.  A sum of sixteen million dollars will be made available by the end of September [...]

Financial Assistance is Never too Late for Farmers

Minister Hulse breaks down how the funds will be disbursed based on the constriction of the agriculture sector due to COVID-19.  The Belize Agriculture Information Management System is the database [...]

Overwhelming Poultry Demand to be Satisfied by Weekend

The poultry industry has not been left untouched by the coronavirus. A few weeks ago, there was a shortage of chicken and this week, one of the biggest producers, Caribbean [...]

G.C.F. Approves Project Preparation Facility to Build Adaptive Capacity of Sugarcane Farmers

The sugar industry was impacted by drought conditions which led to a late start of the sugar crop this year.  It put cane farmers out of pocket, but tonight there [...]

Poultry Association Finds Reason for Chicken Shortage

This week we have been reporting on the scarcity of chicken that is affecting Belizeans from north to south. The Belize Poultry Association has now identified a reason for the [...]

The Unexplainable Chicken Shortage Lingers

Chicken, the mainstay on dinner tables, is in short supply and producers are baffled about the scarcity. For weeks now, the amount of chicken in the freezers has been dwindling [...]

Chicken Shortage Phenomenon Baffles Association

The Belize Poultry Association is also seeking answers to explain the chicken shortage.  Manager, Armando Cowo says that for July more than one million birds were placed in the barns [...]

A Formal Export of Cattle to Guatemala is Realized

But there is some good news from the west; that is because the first formal export of cattle to Guatemala was realized on Monday via the western border. The report [...]

Santander Had a Bumper Year for Sugar Production!

The Santander Sugar Group is reporting a bumper year in sugar cane production.  It kicked off the season towards the end of February and today the last truck was escorted [...]

The Opportunities in the Seaweed Industry

On Monday night we showed you fifteen participants, majority fisherfolk from the Turneffe Atoll Marine Reserve, who became certified in an introduction to seaweed farming. Those fisherfolk want to supplement [...]

Seaweed Farming – Is It a Viable Option for Fisherfolk?

Is seaweed farming the next big thing for fisherfolk in Belize? Well, the Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, in partnership with The Nature Conservancy and the Belize Fisheries Department, wrapped up [...]

2019-2020 Sugar Cane Crop Season Comes to an End

The 2019-2020 Sugar Cane Crop Season came to an end on Tuesday. It was a difficult season for cane farmers in the north. It was a year during which famers [...]

Jose Abelardo Mai Comments on SOE in San Felipe, Blue Creek

San Felipe and Blue Creek Villages are under quarantine and will remain in that state for no less than a month since Statutory Instrument one hundred came into effect on [...]

Agriculture Sector Threatened by Swarm of Locusts

In the west, locusts ravaging farmlands in Peten, Guatemala are near the border. They are about seventy miles away and making their way across Central America.  In Guatemala, Prensa Libre [...]

Special Chicken Cuts Scarce, but Not for Long

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the productive sector, but today poultry producers confirmed that whole chickens are not in short supply at the grocery stores.  But chicken parts are and [...]

Enhancing Sugarcane Farmers Resilience to Natural Hazard Events

Another loan brought before the upper chamber was for one million thirteen thousand U.S. dollars from the C.D.B. for sugar cane farmers to restore production, following the effects of the [...]

Monies to Invest in Productivity of Farmers

But Senator Mark Lizarraga was quick to crunch the numbers concluding that the million dollars for the drought is not enough because it works out to only about three hundred [...]