Government seeking to resume banana exports to the UK, 2 years after being affected by Black Sigatoka
Dominica is seeking to resume export of bananas to the UK, two (2) years after exports stopped as a result of the Black Sigatoka Disease.
Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo says plans are underway towards establishing a Banana Unit.
He says meetings are being held with various stakeholders including farmers as the island seeks to recover from the leaf spot disease.
Black Sigatoka which generally leads to premature ripening of the banana fruit has been ravaging the island since 2011, and the suspension was seen as a major blow to the industry which generated in excess of EC$150Million towards the local economy.
Agriculture Minister Johnson Drigo
In January 2016 WinFresh UK Ltd announced it had halted all banana exports from Dominica into the UK because of the fungus.
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