Puerto Rico Planning Board adopts ag reserve in Añasco
February 18, 20140503
Agricultural reserves must have current or future farming potential, the Planning Board says.
The Puerto Rico Planning Board recently adopted the Añasco Valley Agricultural Reserve, which spans more than 7,000 acres between Añasco and Mayagüez and carries significant potential for farming development, agency President Luis García-Pelatti said.
“The Añasco Valley’s special delimitation and zoning makes it the first agricultural reserve that is identified as such on the Planning Board’s initiative,” García-Pelatti said, noting that 94.4 percent of the 7,000 acres are already classified as having “high agricultual value.”
“We must conserve and preserve our agricultural land for its agricultural potential to develop agro-industrial projects that allow us to have food security for any contingency,” he concluded.
Business reporter with 25 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other areas of the economy.
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