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Ministry of Economic Development and SIB sign agreement for Resilient Rural Project

Posted: Thursday, September 1, 2022. 2:27 pm CST.

Photo Credit: GOB Press Office

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Today, the Project Management Unit (PMU) responsible for the Resilient Rural Belize (RRB) project and the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to help small farmers.

According to a press release by the Government of Belize Press Office, the component focuses on the implementation of business plans made for the specific needs of small-holder farmers who produce onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, cabbages, carrots, habanero peppers, pineapples, honey, and related products.

The Project Management Unit has been working hand in hand with the Statistical Institute of Belize (SIB) “to provide an anonymized subset of selected variables from the 2022 Population and Housing Census”.

This is the second RRB programme signed in a week.

Last week, the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Infrastructure Development and Housing signed a memorandum of agreement for the enhancement of three roads under the Resilient Rural Belize (RRB) project funded by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Government of Belize and program beneficiaries. Under that project 4.3 miles of the Valley of Peace Road in Cayo will be enhanced, along with three miles of the Trio Village Road in Toledo, and 3.7 miles of the San Carlos Road in Orange Walk.

On Thursday, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Dr. Osmond Martinez, CEO for the Ministry of Economic Development, and Narda Garcia, CEO for the Office of the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Investment.

Dr. Geraldo Flowers, Programme Manager for the Resilient Rural Belize, and Diana Castillo-Trejo, Acting Director General for the Statistical Institute of Belize, were present at the signing.


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