Vision & Mission
A Belize where the environment and associated eco-systems, human health and scocio-economic development are protected through the rational use of pesticides.
To safeguard the health of the Belizean people and the environment through pesticide regulation and capacity building, thus promoting the availability of wholesome food through rational pesticide management.
The Pesticides Control Board was established in 1988 under the Ministry of Agriculture to carry out the provisions of the Pesticides Control Act.
The functions of the Pesticides Control Board are geared toward the comprehensive control of pesticides in Belize.
Pesticides are used mostly in agriculture and public health for the control of pests and diseases.
While pesticides play an important role in sustaining our food supply, and for the control of vector-borne human illnesses, they may also be hazardous to human health and the environment if not used as intended.
Best Practice GuidelinesSub Title for Guidelines
Pesticides are used for the control of pests that affect agricultural production, buildings and health. The nature of these chemicals present certain risks to the applicators, the consumers and the environment. The control of pesticides is necessary to ensure that pesticide use does not result in unreasonable risk to the heath and the environment.Read More