U.S. Government Finances Trade Safe Program to Support the Agricultural Sector

The $13.6 million grant is made through the United States Department of Agriculture   Santo Domingo, N.D.- The United States Embassy and the Ministry of Agriculture of the Dominican Republic signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to strengthen the country’s public and private capacities in Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) through the implementation of the Trade …

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World Oceans Day 2020

By: David Maher Today we celebrate World Oceans Day.  Every June 8th the world raises global awareness of the benefits humankind derives from the ocean.  USAID in the Dominican Republic is actively working to protect the marine environment around Hispaniola in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti with the goal of improving conditions around the …

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Studying urban landscapes along USAID and the USFS

By: USAID-DR Meet Maria Paulino, one of the professionals who received technical assistance and capacity building to further develop local biologists and expand ornithological studies in the Dominican Republic. In 2016, Maria joined Dr. Wayne Arendt, an ornithologist and wildlife biologist from the International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) in Puerto Rico, and two researchers …

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USAID facilitated rural community’s access to international agricultural markets

By: Laura McCarthy for USAID In Vallejuelo, one of the poorest regions of the Dominican Republic, farmers’ traditional crops, such as onions and beans, are failing to compete with imported varieties and prices. The Junta de Productores de Vallejuelo, a producer organization, is working to change that as it develops the valley’s production capacity, provides …

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10 years improving access to water, sanitation and hygiene in the Dominican Republic

By: David Maher & Esther Zeledon, PhD Water is vital for life, and access to safe, clean water is a basic human right.  For nearly six decades, the United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has partnered with the Dominican Republic to improve quality of life for the most vulnerable, investing over …

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US Ambassador Tours Northwest Area of the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo, D.N. – United States Ambassador Robin S. Bernstein visited the northwest of the Dominican Republic for the first time. Her visit included the Dajabon, Montecristi and Santiago de los Caballeros provinces and sought to follow up on the projects being carried out by the United States Government in the area. The Ambassador began …

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The U.S. and the D.R.: Partners in Agriculture

By: Ambassador Robin Bernstein Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney visited the Dominican Republic to see first-hand the mutually beneficial partnership that has developed between our agricultural sectors. Under Secretary McKinney was struck by the fact that approximately 60 percent of U.S. agricultural …

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¡Feliz Navidad y Próspero Año! SIDE by SIDE

By: Ambassador Robin Bernstein The highlight of 2018 was my appointment as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic – and so far it has been a magnificent journey.  I am so grateful that President Trump selected me to serve here in the Dominican Republic.  It was my top choice and the position is even more rewarding …

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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Patrick Dunn’s Remarks at Reception in Honor of FAS Deputy Administrator Mrs. Jocelyn Brown

Remarks as prepared   I am very pleased to welcome you to this reception in honor of Mrs. Jocelyn Brown, Deputy Administrator at the Office of Capacity Building and Development of the United States Department of Agriculture. This visit is a sample of the long and fruitful cooperation between the United States and the Dominican …

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