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Dominican Republic: Heavy drought in south and southwest affects crops

Extreme drought conditions are occurring in the south and southwestern regions of the Dominican Republic: affecting the productive systems of the area, confirmed the Agrometeorology division of the National Meteorological Office (ONAMET).

In the report of the first week of February of this year, it was specified that the provinces, affected by the lack of rainfall, are Pedernales, Azua, Barahona, and Jimaní, limiting the production of bananas, as well as cassava, onions, and beans in those provinces in which good management of agricultural activities has been recommended.

Meanwhile, normal conditions of soil moisture are observed in La Vega, Samaná, Espaillat and Santiago, where the productive sectors are active.


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