To facilitate the development of an efficient and productive Sugar Industry Research and Extension Programme that is economically viable, financially sustainable and environmentally friendly, aimed at increasing productivity by facilitating an efficient production system through the introduction of improved technologies and cultural practices for a Green Production System..
The loss of the EU preferential Market and downward trend in prices on sugar and the increase in the cost of production demands for a competitive Belizean Sugar Industry. The Industry realized that in order to achieve competitiveness, it is imperative to develop and implement an efficient production system through a strong research and extension programme.
In May 2009, the Sugar Industry Control Board took the decision to activate the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI). Then, in March 2010, the Belize Cabinet officially endorsed the activation of the SIRDI