More than 450 agricultural producers are benefited by Inespre

More than 450 agricultural producers and 200 suppliers nationwide have benefited from the food purchases made by Inespre in 14 months of the current administration.

The institution acquires the products with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Presidency of the Republic, to market them in the producer markets and mobile warehouses.

Banana producers from La Vega, Moca, Salcedo, Santiago and San Francisco de Macorís have been favored with the purchase of 15 million units; while in Valverde, Mao, 5 million of the item have been acquired.

Inespre also bought 40 thousand quintals of rice from producers in Cotuí, San Francisco de Macorís, Valverde Mao, Dajabón and other points on the northwest line; more than 1 million chickens to poultry farmers in the Espaillat province and 100,000 cartons of eggs in the Central Cibao, according to data provided by its Marketing Directorate.

The onion producers of Ocoa, Pedernales and Azua have also received the government’s helping hand with the acquisition of 30 thousand quintals; as well as those of bananas from Valverde Mao and Montecristi that have supplied 4 million units that have been sold in institutional programs.

It indicates that the state entity also acquired 50 thousand quintals of carrots from producers in Constanza, 20 thousand quintals of sweet potatoes in San Rafael del Yuma in La Altagracia province, 50 thousand quintals of cassava from farmers in Azua and 5,000 quintals of beans. in San Juan de la Maguana.

It details that more than 50 producers also have the opportunity to transfer, place and sell their crops directly to the consumer in the producer markets, the result of an agreement.

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Iván Hernández Guzmán, director of Inespre, announced that by order of President Luis Abinader the agricultural team will continue to support the men and women of the field, facilitating the commercialization of their products and benefiting the population with fresh, quality food at fair prices.

“In times of overproduction, storms, losses, shortages, drought and in other situations, the institution has assisted with the purchase of products in coordination with the Government’s Agricultural Cabinet,” said the official, who highlighted the operations carried out in much of the territory national with more than 30 mobile warehouses and 50 farmers markets that take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in various parts of the country. He indicated that the initiative has impacted more than 4 million people.

The official stressed that the goal is to continue advancing, increasing the number of institutional programs to continue bringing low-cost food to the Dominican table.

Government support stands out

Members of the Dominican Associations of Banana Producers, Agricultural Producers of the Espaillat province, Clúster del Plátano Dominicano and the Cooperativa de Platicultores Dominicanos highlighted the government’s support with the purchase of their crops in times of overproduction and requested that the purchase of the item is extended until December 2021.

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