Plan aims to reinstate Dom. Rep. as top pineapple exporter
Santo Domingo.- Agriculture authorities and pineapple cluster leaders work to reinstate Dominican Republic as the world’s top pineapple exporter in the short term, with the immediate import of 10 million especially selected suckers.
As part of the plan, Agriculture Minister Luis Ramon Rodriguez and Cevico Pineapple, Cotuí (central) cluster executives will visit Costa Rica next week to contact potential suppliers of suckers and negotiations for their purchase.
Rodriguez said the first three million suckers are expected to arrive in the country by mid January, when they’ll be immediately planted to take advantage of the favorable conditions of the winter weather.
He called the plan a quick response president Danilo Medina’s instruction to help pineapple growers relaunch that key crop with more than RD$80 million, and exploit its potential to earn foreign currency. “This will allow us, in a very short time, not only increase exportable pineapple production, but produce additional suckers to let us refurbish plantations and renew the entire production which we have.”
Source: Dominican Today
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