Mission: The mission
of Pro-Organic Belize is to educate,
inspire, and encourage farmers regarding
the benefits and opportunities of a
sustainable pro-organic system of
agriculture that regenerates the soil, and
to educate consumers on the health
benefits of pesticide-free produce.
Objectives and Goals:
Through education and supportive
services, we help farmers and consumers
understand the benefits and opportunities
in growing and consuming organically grown
food -- toward the essential shift in
agriculture from using toxic chemicals
that compromise the integrity of the
environment, our food, our water, our
soil, and our health -- to natural more
cost-effective agricultural practices that
promote well-being and sustainability.
Belize Pesticide-Free Consumers
Group In response
to many people now wanting to buy
safer produce, POB has organized a
pesticide-free consumers group,
which started operating in the San
Ignacio area in October 2016. Due to
its success, membership opened to
individuals, families and businesses
in the Belmopan area as well. If you
wish to participate, send an email
requesting to receive our
harvest lists emailed to you
each week. Click
here for more details
on how to purchase safer,
cleaner, healthier produce to
feed your family.
other Belizean organizations concerned
about the environment and food
safety, we sponsored a project to
bring globally recognized authority
Dr. Stephani Seneff to Belize in
April 2017. She testified before the
Pesticide Control Board and spoke to
farmers and the public about the
dangers of using glyphosate on
farmland. It is our intention to
reveal the truth about the
consequences to the environment and
our health toward achieving a ban on
glyphosate. Visit the ban-glyphosate
website for articles, information,
videos, and podcasts toward
understanding this grave threat.
Unlike many other
countries, Belize has not yet
implemented a regular program to test
for toxic residues left on fruits
& vegetables, locally grown or
the WTO (World Trade Org.), since we
do not require testing for our own
locally grown produce, imported
produce coming from other countries
is exempt from testing. We are
working to foster a plan toward
testing food to insure it is clean
and safe to consume.
POB members and friends are welcome
to attend general and board
meetings. NOTICE: Due to Covid19,
until further notice, all meetings
are held online via zoom.
Speakers Program Speakers
and presentations are held on the
first Saturday of each month. Until
Covid restrictions are over,
presentations will be held online
here for a list of future
speakers, past presentations and
videos of speakers in 2021.
an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org to be
notified of future speakers, date,
time and venue. Please type
speakers in subject box.
Food Day, October 14th, 2022. Call
677-9658 for details.
National Agriculture and Trade Show
(NATS) is held yearly in Belmopan.
This year May 27, 28, 29. POB
provided a variety of workshops
relating to regenerative agriculture
and gardening. See our
Harvest International (SHI) Organic Fair
held annually in the fall.
Belmopan BTIA Expo (to
Tropical Agriculture Conference. All
interested in Belizean agriculture and food
are encouraged to attend. The event takes
place in November. Free entry to all sessions.
Click on logo below to visit the
Regeneration Belize Facebook page.
membership for any organization or
business wishing to support the
Pro-Organic Belize mission. Supporters are
authorized to display a special
certificate and will receive a free ad on
Hundreds of civil
society and Indigenous Peoples organizations
call on the United Nations Food and Agriculture
Organization to renounce a planned alliance with
CropLife International - a global trade
association representing the interests of
companies that produce and promote pesticides.