Department of Agriculture of Puerto Rico

Department of Agriculture of Puerto Rico

Dept. of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture of Puerto Rico (DAPR), or "Departamento de Agricultura de Puerto Rico" in Spanish, is an executive department of the government of Puerto Rico. Its purpose is to:

* Support agricultural production, commercial fishing, and aquaculture to ensure fair prices and stable markets for producers and consumers;
* Work to improve and maintain farm income; and
* Help to develop and expand markets abroad for agricultural products.

DAPR administers rural development, credit, and conservation programs that are designed to implement national growth policies, and it conducts scientific and technological research in all areas of agriculture. Through its inspection and grading services, DAPR ensures standards of quality in food offered for sale.

External links

* [] - official site, in Spanish.

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