The Ministry of Food and Agriculture through the Contingency Emergency Response Component is informing all Eligible registered farmers that the disbursement of Cash transfer relief funds is expected to roll out any time soon.

Eligible farmers for this cash relief are all Female farmers, and male farmers cultivating 20 acres or less, who registered from June 2018 to May 2020 in the Belize Agriculture Information Management System (BAIMS).

The disbursement process is as follow:

Beneficiaries will be required to collect their Heritage Bank ATM debit card in person at the Agriculture Department in their district.

A Valid Identification card is required when collecting the ATM Card.

To redeem funds beneficiaries are asked to use the pin number sent to their cell phone number.

All beneficiaries are required to Adhere to the COVID-19 health and safety protocols

The Ministry of Agriculture continues to encourage unregistered farmers to register and be a part of the Belize Agriculture Information management System.