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Making strides, Belize Women’s Seaweed Farmers Association celebrates 1st Annual General Meeting in Placencia

Posted: Wednesday, July 5, 2023. 11:40 am CST.

Photo Courtesy: BWSFA-Jolie Pollardl

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Celebrating a milestone, the Belize Women’s Seaweed Farmers Association held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, July 1, 2023, in Placencia.

“BWSFA is learning and growing. Our work is vital in developing an equitable and inclusive seaweed industry,” the Belize Women’s Seaweed Farmers Association (BWSFA) said in a social media post.

“BWSFA’s Board of Directors and members express their utmost appreciation for the support of numerous donors, partners, followers, and residents of Placencia. We look forward to the continued collaboration.”

Photo Courtesy: BWSFA-Maximiliano Caal

The BWSFA makes a number of products including seaweed drinks like rum popo and shake with peanuts, gels, creams, powder, hair oils, dried seaweed, and seaweed capsules.

The BWSFA said it was honored to have CEO in the Ministry of Blue Economy and Civil Aviation Kennedy Carrillo, Seleem Chan of The Nature Conservancy – TNC in Belize, Leonel Requena of The GEF Small Grants Programme – Belize, Virginia Burns of Turneffe Atoll Sustainability Association, Christian Windsor of Toucan Education Program as their guests at their first AGM.

Photo Courtesy: BWSFA-Maximiliano Caal

Photo Courtesy: BWSFA

Photo Courtesy: BWSFA-Maximiliano Caal

 

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