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PM Briceño and Minister Mai Visit Flooded Areas in Rural Belize

On Garifuna Settlement Day, Prime Minister John Briceño and Agriculture Minister, Jose Mai visited Maypen Village in the Belize District; this is one of the many villages in the Belize [...]

Vegetable Co-op Appeals to G.O.B. for Help!

Tonight, we bring you the story of a farming community that is reeling from the impacts of the flooding in rural Belize. Last Friday, we gave you a snippet of [...]

Eight Months Later, Resuming the Cattle Trade with Guatemala

Eight months after the illegal cattle trade with Guatemala was suspended by the previous U.D.P. administration, it has resumed. But by then, millions of dollars had already been lost. The [...]

Trucks of Cattle Headed to the West for Export

Some thirty loads of cattle from farms in Orange Walk have been transported to the western border with Guatemala for exportation.  The informal cattle trade was halted under the Dean [...]

Tomato Farmers Grappling with Losses!

Since last week, we’ve been reporting on the impact of the floods across Belize. And tonight we give you a first look at the damage the flooding has caused on [...]

Jose Mai: “Load the trucks and get the cattle out.”

Prime Minister John Briceño promised that if the People’s United Party won the election, livestock producers will be able to export their cattle to Guatemala almost immediately.  Jose Mai of [...]

Flooding Hits Agriculture Sector Hard in Valley of Peace

Cabbage, tomatoes and sweet pepper crops are under water tonight in Valley of Peace.  The scale of losses experienced by the farmers will not be clear until another couple days [...]

Flooding Hits Cabbage Producers!

The Valley of Peace Farmers Association has been hard hit by flooding and this time, they say they don’t know how they will bounce back from the losses.  They are [...]

The Official Launch of the Smart Sugarcane Cluster Project

After three years on the drawing board, A.S.R./B.S.I. launched a Smart Sugarcane Cluster Project. The online platform will keep stakeholders informed about developments in the industry so that farmers can [...]

Mennonites in Shipyard Await First Light to Migrate to Peru

Shipyard in the Orange District is home to a large Mennonite community, who ploughs the land and raises cattle. About fifty of these families are now packing up and leaving [...]

70 Million Eggs Consumed Last Year

Friday is World Egg Day and while you might think that it is insignificant the Belize Poultry Association believes otherwise. According to its data, last year Belizeans consumed more than [...]

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 [...]