Ministry of Agriculture Concludes its Regional Summer Camp for Youths Engaged in Agriculture

The Ministry of Agriculture in collaboration with the Belmopan Police Department concluded their two weeks regional summer camp for Youths Engaged in Agriculture.

The camp which lasted for two weeks had participants from the Cayo and Belize Districts. The Summer camp which started from July 23rd concluded on the 4th of August 2018 with a “kid rodeo”, which was held at the National Agriculture and Trade Showground’s in Belmopan.

The objective of the summer camp was to make agriculture more appealing to the youths, recognizing it as a vital career, especially with an ageing population of farmers. The camp also served as a means of keeping youths engaged in positive activities, reducing incidences of crime committed by youths.

The two-week summer camp included a hands-on lessons in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, agro-processing, and livestock, as well visits to companies such as Quality Poultry, Western Dairies, and Bel Car in Spanish Lookout. A total of two hundred young people participated in the summer camp.