Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2021. 1:08 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Today, Minister of Agriculture Jose Abelardo is visiting the Central Farm Station.
His first stop was at the Agro-processing unit.
The Agro-processing Unit began as a Pilot Project in 1999 with the collaboration of the Republic of China (ROC), Taiwan Technical Mission in Belize.
The main objective was to enhance food processing technology and the application of food science concepts in Belize.
Some of the main activities conducted by the unit are:
To coordinate training such as food safety, standards, labeling and packaging of products, and quality control with the respective agency for training.
Increase the variety of agro-based processed products on the local markets, improve the quality of local agro-based processed products.
Increase the number of small and medium enterprises involved in the processing of agricultural commodities.
The visit is as part of Mai’s countrywide tour.
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