BELBIO - Conversion to Regenerative and Organic Agriculture of 800 ha of agroforestry fruit production and juice processing in Belize

April 2021
April 2022
Project cost
30 000 €
Role in the project
Organic farming expertise




Agriculture Organic Agriculture Agroforestry Agroprocessing


Citrus Pineapple Coconut

Main goals

Develop a global strategy, both agronomically and organizationally, to convert to the American National Organic Program (NOP) the agroforestry production of fruits and the fruit processing into juice (coconut, orange, lime, grapefruit, pineapple...)



Specific objectives

SO1. Evaluate non-conformities between current agricultural practices and USDA NOP organic standard (gap assessment report)
SO2. Propose a set of relevant regenerative agriculture practices adapted to farms and agronomic expectations, which would make it possible to obtain organic certification while maintaining yields
SO3. Create an action plan, produce educational material and design a related 3-year support program to implement this agronomic and organizational transition and ensure its follow-up for company staff and small planters
SO4. Train farm staff on regenerative agriculture and agronomy topics such as compost making and spreading, selection, installation and management of cover crops, production and spraying of biostimulants, integrated management of fruit trees and interpretation of soil analysis


Related people

Value chain project manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Léo Godard

Agronomist with a degree from the French National School of Agricultural Science and Engineering of Toulouse (INP ENSAT), he works on the analysis of agroindustrial projects and provide consultancy for promoters and investors of agro value chains. He also provides technical assistance and consultancy for small to large scale agricultural to switch to organic or regenerative practices

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Project Manager / Agriculture & Market / France

Julien Gonnet

Holder of a Professional Master II in Sustainable Development from the University of Geneva and a Master I in Geography from the University of Jean Moulin, he brings his expertise in project and studies building and management on agricultural markets, the use of ICT within the agriculture sector, the implementation of certification (organic, fair...) and engineering training

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