Agriculture

Belize Agro-productive Sector Group discourages importation of cheaper rice
Agriculture / General / Weekend News

Belize Agro-productive Sector Group discourages importation of cheaper rice

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter A series of radio advertisements by businessman Jack Charles (Jitendra Chawla), offering an alternative on the local market to sell Guyanese rice at significantly cheaper prices, have spawned prompt reaction from the Belize Agro-productive Sector Group, who countered with a press release on Friday. The […]

Belize Volunteer’s Club teaching g youths about food security
Agriculture / General / Social / Weekend News

Belize Volunteer’s Club teaching g youths about food security

By Benjamin Flowers, Staff Reporter The Belize Volunteer’s Club,  a community based organization, is partnering with other groups to teach the youth about food security through it’s Urband Gardens Project. Under the project, the group will transform lots around the city into community gardens, which will be tended to by […]

House discusses rice
Agriculture / Controversy / General / Weekend News

House discusses rice

By Marion Ali, Staff Reporter Rice was one of the topics which the House discussed on Friday in Belmopan. The PUP’s  Orange Walk South Area Representative, Abelardo Mai, who was the general manager at the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation which ensures the availability of basic food commodities, did not […]

Fire destroys acres of cane
Agriculture / General / Weekend News

Fire destroys acres of cane

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter A massive fire early Sunday morning destroyed several acres of sugar cane near Libertad Village in the Corozal district, way before the scheduled harvesting for that particular harvest. As a result of the fire, the Sugar Cane Production Committee (SCPC) has since advised all […]

Belize district cattle farmers get Communal Holding Facility
Agriculture / General / Weekend News

Belize district cattle farmers get Communal Holding Facility

By Alexis R. Milan, Staff Reporter Cattle farmers from the River Valley area have a new communal livestock holding facility in Willows Bank Village to help mitigate the effects of climate change on the industry. The facility, built at a cost of $71,500, came through joint collaboration of the Global […]