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Ministry of Agriculture hosts workshop for the development of Belize’s Tilapia Industry

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Posted: Thursday, February 27, 2020. 6:26 pm CST.

By BBN Staff:  The Ministry of Agriculture hosted a half-day workshop for fishers, buyers, retailers, and other relevant government agencies to examine a value chain analysis and proposed strategy to develop Belize’s tilapia industry.

The workshop was held at the George Price Center for Peace and Development in Belmopan.

Supported by the Caribbean Value Chains team of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the one-to-five-year strategy is expected to help boost market opportunities for tilapia.

The approach may also potentially be applied to other priority crops and commodities.

The success of the new strategy strongly depends on a commitment to supporting the value chain process and helping the sector to continue to grow.

The Ministry of Agriculture, under the guidance of FAO, has spent the past nine months using a new participatory approach to develop the proposed strategy.

It is expected that once endorsed, it will pave the way to establishing a strong public-private partnership and a robust tilapia industry.

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