Articles of agriculture

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Cuba’s food security in the field

Machado agricultura

Over the course of an extensive day of work, combing practically all the principal agricultural poles of the province, Machado Ventura verified, in situ, that the current priority of the population is just that: working without rest to alleviate the situation caused by the intense rains and the delays in planting these generated.

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After the storm… recovery advances

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Although the country was prepared and took tnecessary measures to prevent loss of human life and limit material damages, tropical storm Eta severely impacted agriculture, roads, housing and the water distribution-flood control system, reported Deputy Prime Minister and head of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil Fernández, on the Cuban television program Mesa Redonda.

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Cuba will continue counting our victories

Cuba pueblo

With its 62nd anniversary on the horizon, the Cuban Revolution is advancing. Facing enormous challenges, our nation is moving forward with the strength unity gives us, with daily effort, confidence and the people’s commitment to defend our conquests. Although we are living in exceptional times, the sons and daughters of this combative, generous island will not forego celebrating the date across the nation.

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The blockade has been tightened to an unprecedented, criminal level

pintura Bloqueo

In view of the effects caused of economic persecution by the United States government, with the blockade tightened to an unprecedented, criminal level, the second secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba Central Committee, José Ramón Machado Ventura, stated in this city that production of the food the country requires, despite limited availability of inputs, is key to mitigating the effects of hostile U.S. policy. Presiding a review of agricultural programs being implemented in the province, Machado Ventura insisted on optimum use of all resources.

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40 contracts signed by Cuban exporters with non-state producers

Cuba exportaciones

“Since the effective date, more than a month ago, of rules governing relations between companies specializing in foreign trade services and non-state forms of management, 40 contracts have been signed to carry out some type of operation, in accordance with the country’s strategy approved to boost the national economy and place all players on an equal footing.” This is the news reported to Granma by Vivian Herrera, General Director of Foreign Trade at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment (Mincex)

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Rafael Fundora’s secret, or how Cuban lemons got to Spain

lazaro fundora

Lázaro Rafael Fundora Hernández is a man who does not believe in luck. Making his first export of lemons to Spain and directing the sale of avocados abroad has been the result of many years of perseverance. “What we achieved was a family endeavor, we proposed them and we achieved it,” he says without stopping the movement of the mincer over the lands where he was born.

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Producing more food, more quickly

produccion alimentos

ithin the current context marked by the tightening of the U.S. blockade against Cuba and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on key sectors of the national economy, boosting food production is essential. Presently, Cuba imports some 800,000 tons of corn and spends 550 million dollars on animal feed, an unsustainable dependency which obliges us to focus on banishing the import mentality. Regarding the province of Artemisa Machado Ventura reiterated the importance of preparing all arable land and using certified seeds.

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Habano Festival raises more than four million euros for Cuban public health

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The 22nd Habano Festival’s long-awaited auction, closing the event February 28, raised a record 4.27 million euros for Cuba’s national public health system, in a beautiful gesture of friendship and solidarity with the Cuban people. Dalia Padilla and María Eugenia Álvarez, from Christie’s London auction house, one of the world’s most famous of its kind, hosted the sale of six original humidors during the event’s evening Gala, held at the Pabexpo Exhibition Center, representing a tribute to the world’s most renowned Cuban cigar brands.

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The Cuban Revolution is proud of its campesinos

campesinos anap

“Sixty-one years after the first massive land distribution in the Pinar del Rio town of Las Martinas, to put an end to the plantation system, the Cuban Revolution is proud of its small farmers…You have done your part and will continue to do so with the same dignity as always and with full awareness of the moment the Revolution is experiencing.” These were among the words of José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee, during provincial annual review assemblies of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).

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Maisí: Water returns to La Punta

Maisi agua

Punta de Maisí, also known as the terrace of Cuba, has the most beautiful marine terraces on the island, also considered one of the best preserved, since according to experts, it has a variety of unique geological features. Perhaps all these attributes caused the wrath of Seth (Egyptian God of drought and the desert), which fell upon this porous calcareous plateau composed of red fersialitic soil. The truth is that Punta de Maisí is becoming drier and hotter. No one can confirm this better than Arsenio Chávez Navarro, who has dealt with the region’s fickle weather for years. The seventy-year-old describes it like this: “The sun wants to crack the rocks open. It rains very little and it gets hotter every year.”