Posts in Category: Dominican Republic

Safe, Healthy Food, Abroad and At Home 

16-Oct-2017 Categories: Dominican Republic
Commitment to Safe Practices Reaps Rewards for Dominican Exporters In October 2016, fruit and vegetable exporter Exportadora Cruz Bautista found itself in a troublesome situation. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration... read more
 

Dominican Farmers Take on a Tiny, Formiddable Foe 

01-Sep-2017 Categories: Dominican Republic Our Impact

Guido Morel’s Chinese eggplant and Indian Bitter melon grow amid rows of vibrant yellow marigolds and sunflowers on his farm in the heart of oriental vegetable production in the Dominican Republic. Other farmers in the region know about Guido and his eggplant. The harvest he recently delivered to an exporter’s packinghouse was categorized as “gold”—in other words, blemish-free and uniform in shape. 

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Narcisa Bautista, the Legacy of a Woman Who Knocked Down Walls 

by Riamny Méndez Narcisa Bautista recalls that in 1981 when she began working as a secretary at a produce export business in La Vega, Dominican Republic, there were no women in charge of such export... read more
 

Powered by Chocolate, Women Drive Community Change  

The smell of chocolate in the air is heady, even a bit distracting, as I sit down to talk with about 10 women who run Chocolala and Chocal, two factories in the northern Altamira region of Dominican Republic. 

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For Women, The Struggle to "Have It All" is Universal 

Margarita is special. But she is also representative of countless Dominican women who find great value in their roles as mother, wife, sister, daughter, but also want to grow professionally and have positive impact in their communities and in their country. The struggle to have both is very real, but a firecracker like Margarita won’t let that stand in her way.

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New Program Will Improve Quality and Export of High Value Fruits and Vegetables in the Dominican Republic 

19-Oct-2015 Categories: Dominican Republic Press Releases
IESC will implement a new four-year program in the Dominican Republic to improve the quality and production of horticulture products for domestic and export markets. A produce market in the... read more