Statutory Bodies

Belize Agricultural Health Authority

The Belize Agricultural Health Authority (BAHA) is a statutory body designed to modernize the Agricultural Health Services in Belize. It was established under the Laws of Belize “Belize Agricultural Health Authority Act, Chapter 211 of the Substantive Laws of Belize Revised Edition 2000.” BAHA is governed by a Board of Directors, which is the policy making organ of the Authority, with representatives from both Government and the Private Sector.

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Coastal Zone Management Authority & Institute

The coastal zone of Belize is a complex system comprised of the barrier reef, the three offshore atolls, hundreds of patch reefs, extensive sea grass beds, mangrove forests, and over 1,000 cayes. This area is home to several endangered species such as the West Indian manatee, American crocodile, marine turtles and several birds.

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Pesticide Control Board

Pesticides Control in Belize is governed by the Pesticides Control Act, Chapter 181B of the Laws of Belize, and its enabling regulations. The Pesticides Control Board is the statutory body responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the Pesticides Control Act.

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Belize Marketing and Development Corporation

The BMDC is a statutory body under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, the Environment, Sustainable Development, and Immigration of the Government of Belize. The mandate of the BMDC is to assist in the economic development of Belize by ensuring food security, enhancing product development, providing marketing services for small agro-businesses, and operating on an environmentally friendly, sustainable and viable basis.

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