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Fruit Flies in Belize, Central America

  • R. O’Doherty
  • J. E. Link


Belize (formerly British Honduras) is a Central American nation bordering the Caribbean Sea. Agricultural products play an important part in the economy with sugar, citrus and bananas bringing in 70, 34.6 and 17 2 million Bz.$ (1 Bz.$ = 0.50 US$) in foreign exchange earnings in 1988 (Government Information Service, 1989). Diversification of the agricultural sector by increasing production of export commodities (citrus, tropical fruits, winter vegetables) and local substitution of imported products (rice, beans, vegetables) is a government priority.


Fresh Fruit Export Commodity Government Information Foreign Exchange Earning Central Farm 


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