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Agriculture destroyed by the heavy rains

More than 5,000 tareas (1 tarea = 629 square meters) of rice, plantains, cassava, corn, cocoa and other farm products have been destroyed by the recent heavy rains that have flooded several agricultural areas in Bonao, San Francisco de Macoris and La Vega. In addition, land planted as pasture for livestock has also been destroyed in the municipalities of Maimon and Piedra Blanca.

Technicians from the Ministry of Agriculture are carrying out an audit of the losses, which are expected to be in the millions of pesos.  The vegetable sector was especially hard hit as the majority of the produce was ready for harvest when the rains came.

The municipalities most affected in Duarte province are Villa Riva, Arenoso, Pimentel, La Reforma, Barraquito, Paraguay, Cristal, Los Peynados, las Coles and Guaraguao.

In Jarabacoa, La Vega province, hundreds of tareas planted with tayota, potatoes, onions, cabbage and lettuce have been affected in the municipal district of Manabao as well as several roads and bridges as the rivers and streams flooded. In addition the aqueduct that serves Jarabacoa is out of service.

Source: DR1, DiarioLibre

May 2, 2017

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