DR organic banana exports rise

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DR organic banana exports rise

Shipments are up as demand from Europe and the US continues to grow

DR organic banana exports rise

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Exports of organic bananas from the Dominican Republic doubled in value from 2005 to 2010 according to a report in Hoy Digital.

Shipments totalled US$127m in 2010, up from US$45m five years earlier, with Europe and the US the main destination for the fruit.

The country’s Ministry of Agriculture has invested more than US$8m in programmes to control the spread black sigatoka, which has caused widespread damage to plantations in recent years.

 

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