What's the price for farming land ?

elglobie

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Can you as foreigner own your own land to grow fruits and vegetables ?

If so, what's the typical price /hectare and what region ?
 

Rattus_Rattus

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Yes you can own your own land, and grow whatever you like.
Price depends on how good your spanish are, and the location.



Good luck, i have always wanted to have a finca in this country. :glasses:
 

viajar

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My wife's extended family has a farm east of Mao with plantin, banana, beans etc. These days it is more a free supermarket for refugees. Not sure how widespread the problem is but I imagine lots of farmers are struggling with the issue. Other family has a farm near Constanza with less problems at the moment. So location, location, location if you want to keep anything and I am sure priced accordingly.

Sadly, this will explode one of these days.
 

Chip

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Jes, jes and jes. :)

I, like many, have the dream of buying good land to farm.

The going rate for good land in the Cibao region is around 40k+ per tarea by all accounts.
 

Hillbilly

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Yes. Mao and the surrounding country is heavily populated with Haitian farm workers. In the rice fields it would be a safe bet to say that 95% of the workers are Haitian, and onthe banana and plantain farms the number is certainly more than 50% and perhaps closer to 80%.
Even in tobacco growing areas, once a Dominican-only preserve- there are now Haitians involved in many if not all phases of the crop.

HB
 

viajar

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I have no idea what the numbers are but for every employed farm worker there are certainly one or two times number of unemployed, plus families.
 

whirleybird

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In the Dominican Republic, the tarea equals about 628 square meters or 751 square yards; this is 0.0628 hectare or 0.155 acre. (Google is my friend!)
 

whirleybird

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It looks like that difference of 1 meter between the 629 square meters that Tambo and I found and the 628 square meters Whirleybird found is the "about" they were referring to in the definition I saw using google.

Is this a measurement used "only in the DR"?
The link which I followed on Google did specifically state 'In the Dominican Republic, the tarea equals........' !!!! ;)