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Minister of Agriculture receives a donation from OIRSA to assist farmers and livestock producers

Posted: Friday, December 18, 2020. 4:01 pm CST.

By BBN Staff: Today, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, Jose Mai received a donation from the OIRSA Regional Emergency Fund to assist farmers and livestock producers affected by the recent floods.

The donation follows the virtual meeting of the Central American Ministers of Agriculture (CIRSA) which took place on November 13, 2020.

During the meeting, a regional emergency was declared for Central American countries due to the devastation caused by hurricanes Eta and Iota.

 Under the declaration, CIRSA approved the use of OIRSA Regional Emergency funds to assist affected farmers and livestock producers with re-establishing their production systems, rescuing of animals due to flooding, and safeguarding against pest and disease outbreaks as a result of the storms.

The Ministers unanimously approved a budget of US$100,000 per affected country.

Mai along with the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) and the assistance of OIRSA Belize, developed an emergency plan for Belize and submitted it for approval.

The plan primarily includes providing assistance to rescue and feed animals in flooded areas; providing seeds for vegetable farmers; and monitoring for pests and diseases that might arise because of the flooding.

The Ministry received a portion of the materials this morning.

 

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