Saturday, May 25, 2024

Minister of Agriculture; Food Security and Enterprise

Regional Meeting of Rural Youth in the SICA Region

The purpose of the meeting is to dialogue and agree on action measures within the strategic framework 2022-2030 to promote the inclusion of rural youth according to conditions and specific priorities of the countries of the region, with a view to achieving development programmes with more relevance, inclusivity and sustainable rural programs for rural youth.

Safety Measures Advisory for Farmers in Flood Prone Areas

The low-pressure system in our area presents potential threats to the agriculture sector, particularly to some southern regions of Belize where a flood alert has been issued by the National Meteorological Service. To mitigate the possible effects of flooding, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise hereby advises all farmers in low-lying and flood-prone areas to safeguard their families and livelihoods as needed.

Government says no to increasing bread prices; cost is on the rise

An official note from the recent Cabinet meeting was released on Thursday, April 28th, denying the request to increase the price of 16-ounce sliced bread. The government also rejected a request to approve an increase of 50% on the wholesale price.

Minister of Agriculture Heads Delegation to LATAM Summit 2022

Hon. Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, is heading a delegation attending the Latin American (LATAM) Summit 2022 being held in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico, frоm Јаnuаrу 26 tо 29, 2022.

Ministers Lead Discussions on Agriculture, Trade and Development

Hon. Eamon Courtenay, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration, and Hon. Jose Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, and their respective teams met on December 20, 2021, to discuss greater cooperation and collaboration between the two ministries, with a view to further develop the country’s agenda for trade and investment with Guatemala and Mexico.

Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise Signs MOU with Japan International Cooperation Agency

On December 16, 2021, Hon. Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, signed a memorandum of understanding with Mrs. Michiyo Hashiguchi, resident coordinator for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), on the Development of Agriculture Cooperatives and the Improvement of Management Capacity.

Government to protect consumers against price gouging

The availability of goods and supplies is becoming an issue due to problems with shipping, leading to the cost increase of commodities and services. More increases in basic food items are expected. As such, the Government of Belize will be introducing new legislation at the next sitting of the House of Representatives to protect Belizean consumers against price gouging.

National Vegetable Stakeholders Meeting

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise hosted a National Vegetable Stakeholders meeting at the Agriculture and Trade Showgrounds in Belmopan. The main objectives were to present on the status of the national vegetable crop production season 2021-2022 and to validate reported production data.