Government has appointed a cocoa coordinator in moves to boost cocoa production in Dominica.
The coordinator has already begun implementation of a cocoa rehabilitation program in the northeast of the island, according to
Minister for Agriculture Matthew Walter.
“He has galvanized the support of approximately 77 cocoa producers in the northeast alone,” Walter said.
He has appealed to local farmers to make the best use of opportunities for cocoa production; but the minister has assured cocoa will not replace the other traditional crops of Dominica.
“We understand that we cannot turn a blind eye on traditional crops that used to bring in a lot of foreign exchange to Dominica.
“I would advise the farmers of this country that they should take advantage of the programs that the government is putting in place,” Walter highlighted.