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Prolonged drought prompts crop planting ban in western valley

San Juan de la Maguana, Dom. Rep.- The prolonged drought has prompted an official regional entity to ban the planting of crops in16,000 hectares of the valley’s croplands, on fears of lost harvests in the area.

In a statement released Wednesday, Regional Agriculture Development Council (CRA) president Nova Jose Rosario announced the measure which suspends the planting of all crops in the area of Sabaneta Dam, “to meet the water needs for standing plantations until further notice.”

The CRA adds that the ban will be in effect until weather conditions improve.

According to newspaper Hoy, the San Juan, Maguana, Las Marías, Dajai, Mijo, Malasias, Caña Matayaya and Cachón rivers can be crossed on foot on receding waters.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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