Posted: Saturday, February 9, 2019. 5:21 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Opposition Leader, John Briceño and Deputy Leader with responsibility for agriculture, José Mai, are currently on a working visit to the Pan American School of Agriculture, better known as Zamorano in Honduras.
Briceño and Mai were invited by Zamorano’s President, Jeffrey Linsdale to visit the school which is widely considered the best agriculture school in the Americas. The institution boasts a unique setting that combines theory and practical instruction with the development of good work ethics and character attributes. As a result, Zamorano is recognized internationally, and in Belize, for its excellence in the training of young professionals.
During the visit, Briceño and Mai met with the Zamorano’s faculty and toured the modern facilities of the school. In the meeting with the faculty, the PUP leader commended Zamorano for the quality training it has afforded Belizeans and for the important role that graduates have played in Belize’s agricultural development in the past 30 years.
In an interview with BBN, Jose Mai said that “the visit was timely” and that he was impressed with the agricultural technology being used in Zamorano. He further expressed hope that “such technologies can be transferred to Belizean farmers to help improve their production”.
John Briceño, who is vying to become the next Prime Minister of Belize, hopes that the knowledge gained will help the PUP to address “the deterioration of the agriculture sector which has occurred over the past 10 years”. He further stated that the next PUP government will make a great effort to restore the sector to its rightful place in Belize’s development.
Briceño and Mai also met with the Belizeans studying at Zamorano, and encouraged the students to study hard and return to assist with the development of the agriculture sector, and by extension Belize.
The PUP Party Leader and Deputy Mai left Belize on Thursday, 7th February and are expected to return to the country over the weekend.
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