Belize has land suitable for agricultural purposes in all six districts with an estimated 15,000 to 16,000 kilometers available. There exists great potential for intensive crop production, permanent tree crops, milpa agriculture, pasture and productive forestry.
The northern and southern lowlands are suitable for agricultural production. Land in the north is more alkaline, supporting growth of crops such as sugar cane and papaya; land in the south is more acidic, supporting the growth of crops as citrus, pineapple, mango, rice, and cashew.
Land in the Belize district is most suitable for ecotourism, pasture and smallholder agriculture, while agricultural land in Cayo district supports cattle rearing, and crops such as papayas, citrus, corn and beans.