The director of the Dominican Coffee Institute (Indocafé), Leónidas Batista Díaz, reported that the government has designed a national coffee planting programfor which the distribution throughout the country of some two million plants with varieties tolerant to La Roya began.
Batista Díaz announced that The planting plan contemplates the distribution of four million plants in the coffee-growing areasof which two million are being delivered to producers in an operation that will last until June 10.
The official indicated that the objective is to continue promoting the national coffee growing as one of the government’s priorities President Luis Abinader, for the strengthening of the sector.
He specified that the two million units of coffee plants for planting be delivered immediately, a second operation will be carried out that will include the delivery of a similar amount in coffee-growing areas of the country.
He maintained that by order of the government a operation during which more than 600,000 plants have already been distributedwith the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, in the North Central (Bonao and Jarabacoa), North (La Sierra), Northwest (La Pionía and Paradero), Southeast (Los Cacaos) and Southwest (Peralta, Azua) regions to complete the goal according to the demand of each region.
Batista pointed out that the objective of this delivery is develop coffee planting in 8,000 tasks for the benefit of 350 producersduring the second quarter of the year, with varieties resistant to La Roya, with high yield and productivity.
“The objective is to renew the coffee plantations of the Dominican Republic because thehe country has very old plantationswhich date back years, and due to the presence of La Roya in the country, we have been renewing and will continue in that direction with plants that are tolerant to La Roya and of high productivity,” he added.
He also highlighted Indocafé’s commitment to continue supporting coffee growers through operations organized by brigades to help prepare plantations, as part of the support policy of the government of President Abinader.
The operation of delivery of plants for coffee planting It was headed by Batista Díaz and the Indocafé technical team, directed by the technical deputy director, Héctor Jiménez, where he reaffirmed the government’s support for the sector to increase the productivity and quality of life of coffee growers and their families.
The incumbent said that as the governing body of the country’s billboard policy, it will continue to support producers hand in hand. He added that the national coffee area is increasing with varieties tolerant to La Royaas part of the government support policy for the sector.