Food Security

CristoRey

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One of the biggest announcements of the year was made yesterday. Appears they have done a
full 360 on their decision to increase imports rather than increase production as they started doing
from day one when this President first took office. This may imply the government is concerned about
food shortages in addition to the cost of the house hold stable food basket, which has garnered a lot
of attention in the press lately.

Government will not import anything that is produced here.
Constanza, La Vega, DR
The Vice President of the Republic, Raquel Peña, expressed that the State has national production as a priority and that articles produced in the country will not be replaced by imported produce.

“As a government, we guarantee that we have national production as a priority and as the public-private alliance to face the pandemic gave us results, we are committed to carrying out a public-producers alliance so that they can guarantee their production and food stability in the country,” Peña said after a meeting with associations of Constanza.

She pointed out that despite “the challenging moments the country is facing due to the war conflict, the government is looking for mechanisms to promote decent work.”

She emphasized the creation of a coalition between the public sector and producers to guarantee food stability.

Raquel Peña made this weekend an approach with farmers of La Vega and other provinces where she initiated some works in the health and industrial sector.


SOURCE: DominicanToday.com
 

Joseph NY2STI

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"Peña also visited San Pedro de Macorís and inaugurated six industrial warehouses in the Free Zone park managed by Proindustria.
Four new manufacturing companies will be installed there, which will generate 1,500 new jobs."

For those who know better than I, is this realistic or just wishful thinking?
 

JD Jones

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"Peña also visited San Pedro de Macorís and inaugurated six industrial warehouses in the Free Zone park managed by Proindustria.
Four new manufacturing companies will be installed there, which will generate 1,500 new jobs."

For those who know better than I, is this realistic or just wishful thinking?
Makes sense. Proindustria has a bunch of empty buildings in the SPM free zones. My company alone had 3 until our main client closed shop.
 
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