Dominican Republic should give higher priority to agriculture and farming

According to the Inter-American Development Bank

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has hailed the progress made by the Dominican Republic in the technological transfer of farming techniques, and is calling on the government to give an even higher priority to agricultural and farming production.

They also pushed for a higher priority for local tourism.

According to El Nuevo Diario, the Inter-American Development Bank representative in the country, Manuel Labrado, said that both sectors are showing a growth trend. He said that the “future of the country rests in the farming and tourism sectors because they are the most competitive on the international markets”.

Labrado was speaking during a ceremony honoring his five years of service in the Dominican Republic hosted by Minister of Agriculture Luis Ramon Rodriguez.

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