SANTO DOMINGO. – Dominican Republic produces greenhouse and hydroponic vegetables nationwide, as agro-industrial parks posted growth of over 1,912 percent.
The noticeable jump in the number of greenhouses has increased vegetable harvests significantly and raised income from exports.
From 269,000 square meters of greenhouses in 2004 to 5.42 million in 2011, the growth boosted vegetable harvests from 4.6 million pounds in 2004, to 89.4 million in 2011.
Earnings from greenhouse vegetables went from 3.9 million dollars in 2004, to 58.5 million in 2011.