Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photos from the Field: A Volunteer in Action

Farmer to Farmer volunteer, Linda Aines, works with two extension agents from the NGO - Surfuturo and two representatives from a local greenhouse association.  Linda helped the greenhouse association strategize new marketing techniques and design plans to grow their businesses.

The greenhouse sector offers significant benefits due to the existence of a growing domestic market and the consumption of nearly two million tourists who visit the Dominican Republic. There is increasing demand for bell peppers as well as other vegetables that can be grown in greenhouses year round. The Farmer to Farmer Program and Surfuturo are helping these small, locally owned greenhouse associations tap into these growing markets.

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