The National Council for Agricultural and Forestry Research (CONIAF) has released a modern technical guide for the sustainable production and export of mango in order to promote the cultivation of this fruit in the Dominican Republic and increase its profitability.
During the guide's launch, Juan Chavez, the director of CONIAF, said that this guide a way of promoting the cultivation of mango to meet the growing national and international demand for the fruit and to improve the quality of life of Dominican producers.
“This guide is part of the technology transfer program implemented by CONIAF jointly with the Dominican Institute for Agricultural and Forestry Research (IDIAF), the Mango Cluster, and other public and private institutions, which aims at training leading technicians and producers in various export crops, such as mango," he said.
The "Technical Guide for the Sustainable Production of Mango Cultivation for Export" was compiled by Engineer Jose Leger and it includes the most modern technologies generated by Dominican researchers to increase mango production and productivity. The guide includes good practices in the nursery, the workers' health and well-being; the design and organization of quality plants in the nursery, good agricultural practices in crop management, and harvest and post-harvest management, including the new rules to export to the EU and the US.
The book is available free of charge to all technicians, producers, and the general public on the CONIAF website www.coniaf.gob.do, as well as at the institution's offices located at Calle Felix María del Monte No. 8, Gazcue, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.