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The Ministry of Economic Development, through its Resilient Rural Belize (RRB) Program, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation (BMDC).

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Posted: Thursday, October 6, 2022. 7:30 pm CST.

Contributed by The Ministry of Economic Development: To address the challenges of market access for Belizean farmers, the Ministry of Economic Development through its Resilient Rural Belize (RRB) Program, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation (BMDC).

Signing on behalf of the ministry and BMDC were Dr. Osmond Martinez, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry, and Mr. Servulo Baeza, Chief Executive Officer in the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, respectively, Mr. Geraldo Flowers, RRB Program Manager, and Mr. Valentin Carrillo, Director of BMDC, witnessing the signing.

The RRB Program aims to introduce climate-resilient agriculture practices that allow smallholder farmers to operate using sustainable production processes, even under the stress of extreme climatic events. Therefore, the main objective of this MOU is to improve BMDC’s Agriculture Market Price Information System (Agrilink) and its role in providing wholesale and retail market price information. Technical Assistance and capacity building for farmers will be provided on the use of Agrilinks, marketing techniques, quality assurance, market analysis, climate-resilient production planning and technology focused on post-harvest loss reduction, storage, standards and conformity assessment systems and innovation, and effective information dissemination tools.

Additionally, the RRB will work together with the BMDC to strengthen linkages between producers and buyers by supporting the formation of partnerships with key institutional actors, such as hotels and restaurants in high-end markets and processors in the industrial markets. The RRB will facilitate and promote the establishment of commercial partnerships, linking producers and their cooperatives with buyers, as well as supporting the building of potential public-private-producers partnerships.

The Briceno Administration is committed to identifying the priorities and opportunities in Belize and designing programs such as the RRB to serve each sector in the country. It also understands the urgency to reduce the poverty and minimize the impact of climate change. Therefore, the government will work diligently to increase sustainable economic activities and build on climate adaptation and mitigation.

For more information contact Dr. Geraldo Flowers, Programme Manager at Resilient Rural Belize; email – [email protected] 

 

 

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