The Dominican Republic Mango Initiative

Increasing in-field productivity and reducing post-harvest losses

What was the market situation?

The market for mangoes is dynamically growing and consumer trends are expected to boost the demand for fresh, high-quality mangoes even more in years to come. Dominican Tropical Fruits, Bayer’s partner in this Food Chain Partnership, is one of the country’s leading producers and exporters of mangoes to the EU and the USA. A Food Chain Partnership between Dominican Tropical Fruits and Bayer was signed at Fruit Logistica in Berlin in February 2017.

left: Manuel Suazo, Bayer; right: Guillermo Contreras, Dot Fruits

What was the solution?

Bayer presented its high-quality, low-environmental-impact portfolio to Dominican Tropical Fruits and supplemented this with the offer of training and demonstration plots. Bayer also provided ongoing G.A.P. and GMP support to maintain existing certifications and improve the post-harvest loss situation. Originally, the fruit Dominican Tropical Fruits exported was purchased from independent growers. Now, 85 % of the exports are from the company’s own production.

This change and the support Bayer has provided have enabled decisive improvements to be made in a broad range of agronomic aspects, such as irrigation systems, application programs, fertilization by irrigation, more plants per hectare, and improved post-harvest processes through automation in the packing plants. What’s more, certification was achieved for all the farms and plants, which also contributed to improving all the processes.

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

The Dominican Republic Mango Initiative

Increasing in-field productivity and reducing post-harvest losses

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