December 27, 2023

United Democratic Party calls for Government’s immediate intervention to secure start of sugar crop

The UDP says that it is "deeply concerned that once again the breadbasket of the north is under threat as we face another likely delay in [...]
December 27, 2023

BSCFA calls on Prime Minister to “exert authority,” broker extension of interim agreement before crop season starts

“We are deeply disappointed in your lack of disposition to ensure a fair and impartial agreement for the BSCFA farmers, which represent almost 60 [percent] of [...]
December 27, 2023

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Belize Agricultural Health Authority continue collaborative efforts to keep Belize free of Mediterranean fruit fly

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) have been working together to control the Mediterranean fruit fly [...]
December 26, 2023

Sustainable Harvest International spearheads sustainable agriculture in Belize

Established in 1999, SHI focuses on empowering small-scale farmers by promoting sustainable agriculture practices. In Belize, this has involved a series of initiatives aimed at both [...]
December 23, 2023

Battle lines drawn in sugar industry: BSCFA tells farmers not to deliver cane under “open agreement,” BSI/ASR says they will receive fair payment

Following Belize Sugar Industries Limited/American Sugar Refining (BSI/ASR)'s announcement of the start of the season on December 28 on Friday, with an "open agreement" with farmers [...]
December 23, 2023

Minister of State’s son tells dad and brother to pay what they owe him

Gilroy Usher Jr, in posts made on Thursday, says he has been owed $50,000 and more that he gave his family for expenses incurred during the [...]
December 22, 2023

New sugar crop starts on December 28 with “open agreement” between BSI/ASR, farmers of BSCFA

In a statement issued today, BSI/ASR said that its mill at Tower Hill, Orange Walk, "is open to receive cane from all farmers, including members of [...]
December 22, 2023

U.S. Department of Agriculture and BAHA partner for management of Mediterranean Fruit fly

The Medfly is one of the world's most destructive agricultural pests.
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