Dominican Republic, world's largest organic banana exporter
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According to FAO, Dominican Republic is the largest producer of organic bananas worldwide, representing more than 55% of the world’s organic banana production. Despite being a relatively small player in the global banana market, the Dominican Republic stands out as its most important source of organic bananas, and is therefore a useful demonstration of common implementation methods, their results, and the challenges faced by producers wishing to change to organic methods. Banana production is concentrated in the Northwest provinces of Valverde and Monte Cristi, and the Southern prvinces of Azua and Barahona. Approximately 95% of Dominican organic banana exports are shipped to the European Union, making up nearly 50% of its supply.