Directorate General for Foreign Trade, Belize

Vision Statement: To be a trusted and respected agricultural health authority that inspires confidence in the safety, wholesomeness and health of Belize’s agriculture, fisheries and food products. Mission Statement: To serve Belize by providing efficient, competent and cost effective professional animal health, plant health, quarantine and food safety services that protect human health, animal health and welfare, plant health and the environment, ensure safe and wholesome food, strengthen national food security and facilitate trade and commerce.

The Belize Ministry of Agriculture:

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development and Immigration of the Government of Belize.

The Department of Agriculture’s aim is to provide an environment that is conducive to increase production and productivity, promoting investment, and encouraging private sector involvement in agribusiness enterprises in a manner that ensures competitiveness, quality production, trade and sustainability.


Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute

Improving the quality of lives of the people of the Caribbean Region through agricultural research and innovation without compromising, biodiversity, biosafety, environment sustainability, and human health. The Centre of Excellence in the Caribbean for the provision and application of research for development in agriculture that contributes to the creation of wealth and the competitiveness of the sector in the Region.


Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza

El Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) es un centro regional dedicado a la investigación y la enseñanza de posgrado en agricultura, manejo, conservación y uso sostenible de los recursos naturales. Sus miembros son Belice, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, República Dominicana, Venezuela, el Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) y el Estado de Acre en Brasil.


Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute

The mission of the Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute (CZMAI) is to support the allocation, sustainable use and planned development of Belize’s coastal resources through increased knowledge and the building of alliances for the benefit of all Belizeans and the global community. The mission is accomplished through the efforts of several monitoring and research programmes.

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Development Finance Corporation

The Development Finance Corporation is Belize’s only Development Bank. Our purpose is to support the strengthening and expansion of Belize’s economy by providing developmental financing on an economically sustainable and environmentally acceptable basis to individuals, businesses and organizations.

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Directorate General for Foreign Trade, Belize

Our primary responsibility is to coordinate the development and implementation of Belize’s Foreign Trade Policy. What we offer: Trade Policy Development, Trade Agreements, Research and Analysis, Trade Negotiations, Trade Facilitation, Private Sector Engagement.


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO’s efforts – to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. Three Main Goals: the eradication of hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition; the elimination of poverty and the driving forward of economic and social progress for all; and, the sustainable management and utilization of natural resources, including land, water, air, climate and genetic resources for the benefit of present and future generations.


Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture

The IICA supports the efforts of the Member States to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being. Mission: To encourage, promote and support our Member States in their efforts to achieve agricultural development and rural well-being through international technical cooperation of excellence. Vision: To create a competitive, inclusive and sustainable inter-American agriculture that feeds the hemisphere and the world, while at the same time generating opportunities to reduce hunger and poverty among farmers and rural dwellers.

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The National Meteorological Service of Belize

The National Meteorological Service of Belize is the leading governmental authority on weather and climate. It provides meteorological and climate-based products and services to the Belizean public through systematic and accurate monitoring and data collection, reliable data analyses and timely dissemination of user-friendly information on regular and emergency events and processes. This is undertaken in order to contribute to the safety and well-being of the people of Belize and the sustainable development of the nation.


Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria

El Organismo Internacional Regional de Sanidad Agropecuaria es una institución intergubernamental especializada en sanidad agroalimentaria. Fundado hace 61 años para brindar cooperación técnica y financiera a los Ministerios y Secretarías de Agricultura y Ganadería de sus nueve Estados miembros, en la protección y desarrollo de sus recursos agropecuarios, a fin de garantizar una producción alimentaria sana y segura para el bienestar de la población humana.


Pesticides Control Board of Belize

The Pesticides Control Board was established in 1988 under the Ministry of Agriculture to carry out the provisions of the Pesticides Control Act. The functions of the Pesticides Control Board are geared toward the comprehensive control of pesticides in Belize. Pesticides are used mostly in agriculture and public health for the control of pests and diseases. While pesticides play an important role in sustaining our food supply, and for the control of vector-borne human illnesses, they may also be hazardous to human health and the environment if not used as intended.


Sugar Industry Research & Development Institute

SIRDI is an organization established by the Sugar Industry ACT of 2001. The Institute is administered by a “Board of Directors” composed of members appointed by the Minister. The mandate of the SIRDI is well defined in the objectives of the institute under the Sugar Act (2001) and includes the following: research, develop and adopt technological innovations and production options for the benefit of the industry. Establish norms and standards and provide technical services to the Sugarcane Production Committee (SCPC) for determining sugarcane quality.