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Coffee mogul helps national park’s reforestation

Santo Domingo.- The Environment Ministry on Thursday began distributing 100,000 coffee seedlings to boost reforestation efforts in the Los Haitises National Park’s buffer zone.

Environment minister Bautista Rojas headed the distribution of the first 20,000 seedlings given to growers in Monte Plata and Hato Mayor provinces, and was donated by Bani coffee mogul Rafael Perello, as part of 100,000 to be delivered.

Present in the activity held at Perello’s model plantation Finca Café in Hato Mayor was Agriculture minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez, and other government officials.

Rojas said other producers in the country should emulate the coffee mogul’s actions because they have a direct impact on Dominican Republic’s development and environmental conservation.

“Mr. Rafael Perello’s persistent support and vision on agricultural production and the environment have to be highlighted, his dedication to these two activities have always been of great interest,” the official said, adding that the ongoing search for new technology and fungus-free plants to make of coffee more production efficient has been among the business leader’s greatest achievements to benefit the country.

Source: Dominican Today

Category: DR News |

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