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Sunday, November 28, 2010

USAID helps farmers grow oregano ecologically

MONTE PLATA, Dominican Republic.- Aimed at improving the standard of living of rural families, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spurred the establishment of 60 farms to grow oregano ecologically associated with citruses, in 8 communities of eastern Monte Plata province.

By implementing this project the USAID, in coordination with the Dominican Union of Alternative Training Schools (UDEFA) installed a green oregano distillery to extract oil, with which the 60 beneficiary growers will diversify their crops and access new markets.

The initiative, which integrated 20 farms of 10 tareas each planted with oregano and citruses, while 40 farms of 5 tareas each are in the process of forming a cooperative to jointly manage their crops, cost RD$5.6 million, with the USAID contributing 2.5 million and the rest were matching funds from the associates.
The project was developed in the towns Yamasá, Bayaguana and Sabana Grande de Boya, in one of the country’s poorest provinces.

USAID interim director James Watson said the project incorporated technologies and environment-friendly practices in the farming processes. “The USAID’s main support is to help Dominican Republic to reduce poverty and I believe that when obtaining new markets you will be able to gradually have better living conditions, and at the same time create jobs and productivity in the field.”

Source: Dominican Today

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