Saturday, May 18, 2024

Resilient Rural Belize

MED and UB Collaborate on Agriculture Scientific Research Project

On September 26, 2022,Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer for the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), and Dr. Geraldo Flowers, Program Manager for Resilient Rural Belize (RRB), went on a site visit at the UB Central Farm Campus with Dr. Vincent Palacio, President of the University of Belize (UB), and his team. The purpose of the visit was to view the progress of a joint research project involving tomato production using covered structures. The tour was conducted by Mr. Maximilliano Ortega, Central Farm Administrator, and Mr. Alfred Serano, RRB Climate Officer.

Ministry of Economic Development and SIB Sign MOA for RRB Project

On September 1, 2022, the Project Management Unit (PMU) responsible for the RRB and the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) signed an MOA for component one of the project, which focuses on the implementation of business plans tailored to the specific needs of small-holder farmers who produce onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cabbages, carrots, habanero peppers, pineapples, honey, and related products.

Ministry of Economic Development and the MIDH Sign MOA for Rural Roads Upgrade

On August 25, 2022, a memorandum of agreement (MOA) was signed between the Ministry of Economic Development (MED) and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development & Housing (MIDH) for the implementation of component two of the Resilient Rural Belize (RRB) program.

Matching Grant Fund Agreement – Signing Ceremony

The Government of Belize (GOB), with financing of BZ$40 Million from the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), has embarked on a six-year Programme, Resilient Rural Belize (RRB), which aims to minimize the impacts of climatic and economic events on small farmers while supporting sustainable market access for their produce.