Pest Surveillance

The Plant Health Department is responsible for maintaining a database on the health of crops in Belize as well as the occurrence of pests. It is also the central repository of all data gathered as it relates to plant health and serves as the official point of information regarding pests in the country. Surveys are conducted using GPS and GIS technology for endemic as well as regulated pest organisms as a way of updating existing plants health databases and as an early warning system for rapid pest control response.