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Produce bound for Barbados


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On Tuesday the Dominica agricultural producers and exporters limited (DAPEX) sent its first ever air shipment of cargo to Barbados.
In the past two years DAPEX has been focusing its efforts on Barbados and the regional market.

Errol Emmanuel, general manager of DAPEX said he was happy that DAPEX was able to export cargo occupying the full capacity of the plane and for the first time ginger was part of the export portfolio.
“The capacity of the plane is about 7 000 pounds and we exported the full capacity of the aircraft, that is, 7 000 lbs. with three (3) different products: bananas, plantains and ginge,” he said.
DAPEX is also seeking to export goods other than bananas. Errol Emmanuel is urging all farmers to participate in the economic growth of the country.
“There are a number of other crops that we are seeking to export: spices, nutmegs, papayas and a range of other crops. Therefore, we just want to find out exactly what the production level is and to also seek to have collaboration with the Government so that we can get the required production to supply those very important markets.
“The region holds promise in agriculture and we should continue to do all we can to secure these very valuable regional markets for Dominica and agriculture in Dominica,” he said. (PR)

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