Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Belize Sugar Industries

Sugar shortage affecting San Pedro; contraband to countries in the region to blame

A sugar shortage has been reported in the country and is now affecting customers in San Pedro Town. Many islanders working in the restaurant and pastry sector have noted that this shortage negatively affects their businesses. While there has not been an official note from the Government of Belize addressing the cause of the shortage, the problem is reportedly due to the irregular exportation of sugar to the nearby countries in the region.

The Belize National Designated Authority Launches Studies on National Activities on Engagement with the Green Climate Fund

Since 2015, Belize has engaged with the Green Climate Fund (GCF) to improve access to international funds and to encourage investment in projects and programmes that will help the country adapt to and mitigate climate change and its impacts. Through GCF readiness support, the National Designated Authority (NDA) is launching three case studies to outline Belize’s past engagement experiences with the GCF and future initiatives that will benefit key stakeholders. These include the Development Finance Corporation (DFC), Belize Sugar Industries (BSI), and by extension, the citizens of Belize as the country seeks to improve access to climate finance and the achievement of climate-related goals.

Sugar Cane Farmers seek to re-negotiate commercial agreement with ASR/BSI

Belizean sugar cane farmers requesting wider re-negotiation with BSI of the industry’s commercial agreement.

Government of Belize Supports Agreement Between BSCFA and ASR/BSI

Belmopan. Since helping to forge, on December 8th, the historic agreement between the BSCFA and ASR/BSI, Government has been actively trying to assist in...

Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association Agree to Memorandum with BSI/ASR

The Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association is to sign a memorandum with BSI providing for negotiations to fix the quantum of payment for bagasse.