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 Program.

For further information download the brochure on the right margin.

Bayer Division Crop Science

Food Chain Partnership
Phone: +49 2173 38 48 28
Fax: +49 2173 38 33 83

Brochures

The Dominican Republic Vegetables Project

Better, safer and sustainably grown potatoes, onions, carrots and garlic

El proyecto de las hortalizas de República Dominicana

Papas, cebollas,zanahorias y ajos mejores, más seguros y cultivados de forma sustentable

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