Belize and the EU

Promoting agribusiness development in Northern Belize

23/08/2018 - 00:00
Private Sector Development

The overall objective of the intervention is to reduce poverty and improve the living standards of the rural population in the northern districts of Corozal and Orange Walk.

This will be achieved specifically by facilitating commercial agriculture-based enterprises so as to improve income and employment by strengthening value chains and productivity of onion, honey and sheep production. The intervention will target key constraining factors that prevent small-scale farmers from maximizing production and earnings from onion, sheep and honey production; as well as increasing value chain efficiency in the rural communities of Orange Walk and Corozal. Strengthening the overall value chains will in turn result in improved market accessibility and coverage for farmers' products and improved earning potential.
 

Total Cost (EUR): 1 000 000

EU contracted amount (EUR): 800 000

Duration: January 2015 - June 2017

Implementing organisation: THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Funding Instrument: Action Grants

Benefitting zone: Belize

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