The Dominican Republic Vegetables Project
Better, safer and sustainably grown potatoes, onions, carrots and garlic
How it all started
Tocantins, Bayer’s partner in this Food Chain Partnership project, was determined to respond to the trend for safer food and gain a competitive advantage by offering safe vegetables. The partnership between Tocantins and Bayer, which was launched in October 2015, was a natural
consequence of the fact that both companies share the same sustainability goals.
What we aimed to achieve
The main objective is to reduce the chemical impact of the crop protection programs. At the same time, this Food Chain Partnership aims to train Tocantins and their suppliers in good agricultural practices (G.A.P.), how to calibrate application equipment, the correct use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and how to deal with empty Crop Protection Product (CPP) canisters. Other key goals are to teach the growers and their workforce about Integrated Pest Management (IPM), and to reduce the amount of water used in the CPP applications.
left: Fernando Mancebo Stewardship Manager Bayer Dominican Republic - right: Rafael Monegro President Tocantins
Who is involved
Tocantins, a vegetable dealer, retailer, grower and importer,
is one of the main suppliers of potatoes, onions and garlic
to the domestic market in the Dominican Republic.
Bayer offers a high-quality portfolio of crop protection
products with a low environmental impact, backed by training
measures, demo plots and the Agrovida Stewardship