Hon. Abelardo Jose Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, visited the Stann Creek District as part of his familiarization tour of Agriculture Departments and agribusinesses in the country.
The Minister first met with the staff of the Stann Creek District Agricultural Office at Hope Creek. He then proceeded to visit several farms and agro-production facilities, including farms at Roseville, Tex Bel Farm in Maya Center Village, Corridgeree Belize Ltd. in Silk Grass Village, and Silk Grass Farms facilities where he saw a coconut oil production factory and industrial coconut husking facilities. The Minister also visited Marie Sharp’s Fine Foods, Sabal Cassava Food Products Farm at Mile 3 on the Hummingbird Highway, and Villafranco Farm in Hope Creek Village.
Minister Mai was impressed with the scale and quality of the commodities being produced and the commitment of agro-producers. He engaged in lively discussions with the farmers and producers on various issues and topics.
Minister Mai’s tour continues in other districts.
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