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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Dominican vegetable exports to Europe are threatened

The Dominican Republic is at risk of losing the European market of vegetables exports, if there is no solution for the high levels of pesticides used in the country.

According to Morag Webb, policy adviser of COLEACP, an inter professional association of the horticultural sector of the European Union, the exports of vegetables in the country moves a significant amount of resources and their production involves hundreds of small producers.

“It is essential to fight high levels of pesticides residues that are being detected in these crops for export and which are not allowed in the European market”, said Webb, who visited the country along with other advisers to present the technical assistance programs PIP and EDES aimed at providing support to Dominican businesses in the agricultural and agro-industrial sectors.

Source: Dominican Today

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