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Agriculture helps more than 3,000 farmers in poor region

Elías Piña, Dom. Rep. – The Agriculture Ministry, agro associations and the Province’s Senate office launched a program to plant nearly 2,400 hectares of various crops, involving more than 3,000 small and medium farmers, to provide income for around 22,897 people.

“This year income for the poorest is going to improve here, because it’s a priority for those with a desire and the land, but hadn’t planted still,” said senator Adriano Sanchez.

The Agriculture Regional Agency reported the  planting of spring crops such as beans, rice, peanuts, cassava, plantain, banana, pigeon peas, yams, yautía, sorghum, vegetables, fruits and traditional crops such as coffee and cacao.

Sanchez said the government provides direct support to small and scale famers in the impoverished province, with 22 tractors to plow farmlands

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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Last updated October 24, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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