More imports among possible solutions to sugar crunch
Santo Domingo.- Agriculture minister Luis Ramón Rodríguez said Monday a solution to the shortage of sugar is being sought, which coordinates import volumes between the National Sugar Institute, producers and dealers.
He said the drought during the 2012-2013 harvest cut local production by 250,000 tons, “which obviously has to affect its marketing.”
He said the 2013-2014 harvest could to meet the typical spike in year end demand.
Rodriguez, speaking after signing an agreement with Honduras’s Zamorano Pan-American Agriculture School to send Dominican students, said he has discussed the shortage with other officials, sugar producers and dealers to establish immediate import volumes.
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