Medina orders funding to boost cacao yield on 1,600 hectares

Cotui, Dominican Republic.- President Danilo Medina on Sunday said he wants to change the reality of families whose children don’t want to stay on the farms, arguing that they cannot live with dignity.

"We want that you can remain here and that your children understand that the farm is worth working; that young people come, inherit their plots and understand that it’s worth producing cacao in the Dominican Republic," Medina said after listening to growers in the town Las Lagunas, Cotui, Sánchez Ramírez province (central).

The President yesterday announced funding to convert nearly 1,600 hectares into cacao plantations and to boost yield from crops.

Medina, who went to the farming town as part of his surprise visits that practically cover the entire country since taking office, met with many of the 802 members of the of province’s cacao producers association, and learned that their plantations didn’t cultivate the variety with the highest yield.
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