In this seventh edition, VICINI presents “Exterior, Products of the Dominican Republic”, the 2014 institutional daily planner. Its content features a selection of twelve of the main agricultural crops that have contributed to the market positioning of our country.
VICINI regards agriculture as one of the industries in which manufactured products are the result of a mixture of the soil’s bounty and human intervention. A Process in which the expertise of producers and field workers combine to implement the best techniques in order to achieve the healthiest, richest, most state-of-the-art and abundant products. Our country has, throughout time, learned to focus on this endeavor, to the point where today we are global pioneers in producing some of the crops within this sector.
“Exterior” presents five products that stem from the production and processing of traditional export crops such as sugarcane, banana, cacao, coffee and tobacco. It also prevents another seven products that reveal some of the diversification achieved in this industry.
Presently, the Dominican Republic is the world’s foremost producer of organic cocoa and leading exporter of organic banana. Between 2012 and 2013, 589 thousand metric tons of sugar were produced of which over 200 thousand tons were exported to the United States and over 40 thousand tons to Europe. We are the leading producers of hand-made cigars, with exports surpassing US$500 million in revenues last year. As exporters, we hold the fifth place for dried coconut on a global scale. In the year 2012, some 7,000 tons of mangoes were also exported. Our country has become self-sufficient in rice production, with over 30,000 producers and a recent export volume of over 11 million quintals. We harvest beans, pigeon peas, plantains, avocados, papaya and yuca, al of which are staples of the Dominican diet. Products like melons, bell peppers, tomatoes, for expanded cultivation as well as market prominence, Each day, there are an increasing number of plantations that, in addition to using the traditional planting and harvesting methods, feature greenhouse facilities.
These are some of the many facts that “Exterior” portrays in photography and concise information regarding cultivation, harvesting, production, location of plantations, market positioning and exportation. The daily planner includes an interactive DVD range of other crops harvested throughout our country’s interior.
At a time when agriculture has taken a turn in the national economy, “Exterior” presents a joint vision of product commodities and end products, by means of educational, artistic, graphic and statistical material, significant for promoting investment as well as the industry.
VICINI profoundly thanks all sectors, both public and private, the economists, producers, specialists, engineers, technicians, field workers; among many others who as a result of their efforts make it possible for agricultural products to reach their deserved projections and who develop the production that positions our country in the domestic market and abroad.
Felipe A. Vicini