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Agriculture Minister Jose Abelardo Mai concludes tour of agricultural facilities in the Orange Walk District

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Posted: Friday, May 14, 2021. 5:59 pm CST.

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: “I think it’s worth the while,” Minister of Agriculture, Fооd Ѕесurіtу, аnd Еntеrрrіѕе (MAFSE) Јоѕе Аbеlаrdо Маі said at the end of the tour of his home district of Orange Walk today.

At Carmelita Government School on Thursday, Minister Mai and his staff visited the tilapia pond and school garden and was informed of the progress of school garden project. There he was joined by Minister of Sports Kevin Bernard who expressed his support for the work of the Agriculture Ministry.

Then at the G&B Farm in San Estevan he was joined by Prime Minister John Briceño where they found out more about the bull breeding program that Gian Vasquez and his team have embarked on to improve the grade of beef.
On Friday, the ministerial team visited the New River Cooperative Farm in San Carlos where secretary Max Hernandez explained how the carrot, onion and corn farmers are facing the challenges to maintain themselves ahead of the game.

At Blue Creek, the Mennonite farming and business community welcomed Minister Mai and thanked him for his support to their programs, particularly the beef, chicken, and rice programs.

The agricultural team was also given a tour of the Caribbean Chicken processing plant.

At August Pine Ridge, Minister Mai presented Woman Farmer of the Year Teresita Sanchez of August Pine Ridge with a heifer and both the Senior Farmer of the Year Amniel Mesh from San Antonio, Cayo, and Junior Farmer of the Year Andre Camal of Xaibe, Corozal, with a bull each.

The visit to Shipyard on Thursday to a cheese factory had to be canceled due to time constraints.

Next week the Ministry of Agriculture tour goes to Corozal.

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