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Dominican Republic: Greenhouse veg exports top US$100 M

Dominican Republic exported more than US$100 million in greenhouses vegetable in 2014, a figure which confirms agro among the most dynamic sectors.

The Agriculture Ministry’s Protected Environment Production Dept. (Deprobap) said Dominican Republic exported US$111. 6 million in vegetables during that period, or US$15 million more than the US$96.1 million in 2013.

It said the additional production results from the 933.6 million square meters of new nurseries headed by the South and Greater Santo Domingo (601,836), the Northwest (274,942), and the East, mostly La Romana ( 56,800).

The total amount of vegetable produced under protected environment in 2014 was 140.3 million pounds, or 17.8 million higher than the previous period, of 122.5 million pounds.

Source: www.dominicantoday.com

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