The DR Minister of Agriculture has a very clear focus for its management: to work hard and guarantee food security in the Dominican Republic.
Limber Cruz is aware that some products have risen in price in the country, but the Listin Diario’s Breakfast gathering served as a stage to acknowledge that agriculture has its cycles, and he has only been in power for two months. However, by 2021, the official hopes that through the effort made with the harvest, the cost to buy some food items will decrease.
The supply of medium-term agricultural products for harvest will be higher for March and April. Cruz guarantees that by May, the month where the long-term harvests will be ready, there will be more bananas available.
The Minister of Agriculture’s philosophy is not to find culprits for the high price of agricultural products. He wants to create a work dynamic to reach farmers in the field with brigades and fertilizers with the aim that, for example, bananas be cheaper.
Once there is food security, Cruz points out, exports of products that have a lot of potential for the Dominican Republic will continue to be promoted, such as cocoa, coffee, tobacco, bananas, and sugar. In contrast, mangoes and avocados can be promoted as a Country Brand.