The senator for the province of San Cristóbal, Franklin Rodríguez Garabitos, has proposed the creation of the National Avocado Institute. The initiative establishes that the avocado has become one of the products with the highest growth and demand, being one of the most exported products at the national level.
In this sense, the initiative also places among its recitals that there is an “unsatisfied demand” in the international market, so it favors public policies that promote a greater production of this fruit. It also considers that there is a consensus among avocado producers and exporters at the national level “who have agreed on the need to submit to a common regulation to create a governing institution to represent and protect them.”
In the case of the creation of the entity, the National Avocado Institute would be a decentralized public entity attached to the Ministry of Agriculture but with financial and technical administrative autonomy. Its headquarters would be located in Santo Domingo, but it could have offices in several areas of the national territory and even internationally.