Over 37,000 Belizeans attended Agric Fair

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Posted: Thursday, May 4, 2017. 9:54 a.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Ministry of Agriculture thanks the public, exhibitors, sponsors, and all the support personnel who made the 2017 National Agriculture and Trade Show (NATS) a resounding success.

According to the NATS Committee, 37,143 Belizeans attended the event which represents an 8.28% increase over the 2016 attendance of 34,304.

On Saturday, April 29, 2017, attendance was 15,107 compared to 13,982 in 2016, and on Sunday, April 30, 2017, attendance was 22,036 compared to 20,304 in 2016 – an increase of 9.98%.

Gross income for the show was $284,000 which represents an increase of over $12,000 compared to 2016.

The economic activity generated by the show also increased considerably as many new businesses participated in the event.

The Ministry says that it will continue to invest in the improvement of the National Agriculture and Trade Show Grounds to increase its use throughout the year.

The Ministry thanked the NATS Committee and and everyone who made the show a success.

The tentative dates for NATS 2018 are April 27, 28 and 29, 2018.

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