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Dominican organic bananas lead the world

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic has become a world leader in exports of organic bananas, which should spur it to do well in other crops.

Dominican Agribusiness Board (JAD executive president Osmar Benitez said banana supply rose on wider planting despite a steep fall in production from the nationwide drought which lasted until mid-year.

The agribusiness leader said the change in the European Union´s sanitary policy in 1992 benefited Dominican Republic, spurring the planting of organic instead of traditional bananas, making the country one of the biggest producers.

Interviewed by with other JAD executives, Benitez said 63% of the bananas grown in the country is organic, while 20% is in transition.

He added that 50% of the bananas sold worldwide is grown locally, making the Dominican Republic the leading supplier.

Source: DT

Dec 21, 2015

Category: DR News |

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