The remnants of Hurricane Agatha present threats to the Agriculture Sector, particularly to the Northern, Central and Southern regions of Belize. To mitigate the potential effects, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food Security and Enterprise hereby advises all farmers who are in low lying and flood-prone areas to safeguard their families and livelihoods.

All farmers are advised to pay attention to the weather situation which is likely to get worse over the next couple of days.

The following measures are to be observed:

Crop Producers are advised to
- harvest available and mature crops
- make a note of all crops planted and production amount
- store harvested crops in cool, dry areas to avoid spoilage or losses

Producers with Tropical Green Houses or Covered Structures are asked to
- remove covering materials (UV Plastic and Anti-Viral netting)
- safely store equipment and supplies
- make a note of all crops planted and production amount, including taking pictures of the structure(s)

Livestock Producers are advised to
- temporarily relocate animals to safer areas
- ensure availability of animal feed and water
- make a count of all animals

Farm Inputs
- secure all farm machinery and farm inputs
- relocate all pesticides and pesticide containers to avoid spillage and contamination, especially in flood-prone areas