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Losses amount to $ 500,000 per week

Drought puts banana producers in the Dominican Republic at risk

The drought that is affecting the Dominican Republic is causing banana producers to lose US $500,000 per week, according to Rafael Sosa, a member of the Banana Producers Association. Currently, the sector's critical situation has improved due to the latest rains in the country.

"The authorities are clashing with the water boards, especially with the authorities of the National Institute of Hydraulic Resources, who like to proselytize with water," said Sosa. Due to the severe drought, growers must use more fuel to irrigate crops.

Regarding the Government's response to the situation, the former president of the Banana Producers Association emphasized that the State wasn't doing anything, even though banana producers have proposed the implementation of integrated solutions, such as the construction of dams to conserve water during periods of drought.



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