By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security, and Enterprise (MAFSE) is holding a two-day training of trainers workshop for technical officers of both the Ministry of Agriculture and the Belize Department of Co-operatives.
MAFSE said the workshop which focuses on the management and operation of cool storage seeks to engage master trainers who in turn will coach farmers involved in the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) project.
In January, JICA donated four 40-foot cool storage units to the Ministry of Agriculture. These were retrofitted and JICA officially handed over to the Ministry of Agriculture in March. MAFSE the dіѕtrіbutеd tо vegetable grоwіng аrеаѕ in the Соrоzаl, Оrаngе Wаlk, Веlіzе, аnd Сауо Districts, where farmers were having іѕѕuеѕ with ѕtоrаgе оf оnіоnѕ аnd роtаtоеѕ.
MAFSE said the cool storage workshop is being held at the Central Farm Station with the collaboration of the JICA.