Belmopan- The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the European Union (EU), the Banana Growers’ Association (BGA) and the University of Belize (UB) will be officially launching a project entitled “Productivity enhancement of banana farms through integrated soil fertility management in the banana belt area of Belize”.
The launch of the project take place on March 13, 2018 at 11:00 am, at the Banana Growers’ Association office, located at Savannah Area, Independence Village, Stann Creek District.
The project is a joint action of the Banana Accompanying Measures (BAM) 2013 program to provide financial assistance to the Belize banana sector. The project seeks to promote and to foster social and economic development, leading to the reduction of poverty, focusing on workers, their families and communities in the Banana Belt area of Belize. The Specific Objective is to increase the efficiency of banana production. The total value of the project is 2,302,023 EUR., with the contribution of the EU, IICA, BGA and UB.
The expected of the project includes increased resources efficiency of the banana industry, increased knowledge of farmers and the Banan Grower’s association and an enhanced capacity at UB to sustain local agriculture by means of advanced tools and techniques.