Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Agriculture Minister Leads Delegation to Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2023


Hon. Jose Abelardo Mai, Minister of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise, lead a Belize delegation to the Caribbean Week of Agriculture 2023 (CWA) in Nassau, Bahamas, from October 9 to 13. The event is being held under the theme, “Accelerating Vision 25 by 2025.”
Minister Mai is accompanied by Servulo Baeza, CEO in the ministry, and a team from the Belize Marketing and Development Corporation (BMDC), the marketing arm of the ministry.
During the CWA, leaders from across the Caribbean will participate in meetings and forums to discuss ways to mitigate pressing issues in agriculture for the region, focusing on food security. Minister Mai and CEO Baeza will participate in several meetings of regional bodies such as the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) Board of Governors, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Ministers of Agriculture and the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) Ministerial Board.
The Caribbean Week of Agriculture also includes a tradeshow that will feature products and producers from all over the Caribbean region. The BMDC is representing Belizean producers with displays and samples of their products at the tradeshow.

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