Drought on the north coast – farmers ask for help
It has hardly rained for months now on the North coast. The meadows around Sosúa, Cabarete and Puerto Plata turned yellow caused by the drought. The farmers complain that their cattle no longer has enough food. The smallholders can not afford to purchase fodder. The cows give barely give milk and lose weight rapidly. With the drilling of additional water wells the farmers try to compensate for the lack of water. But groundwater is now so low by the drought that it gives no solace. Only help from the central government can rescue the demise of many small businesses, at least, this is the opinion of the president of the farmers union Ripoll Bienvenido Santana. But some prolonged downpours can save small farms from ruin.
Source: Sosua News
July 15, 2015
Category: DR News |