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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

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“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

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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.”

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Marabou charcoal consolidated as a leading agricultural export

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The tightening U.S. blockade has limited incoming shipments of fuel and other inputs; but, Ceballos Agroindustrial Enterprise, located in the province of Ciego de Ávila, has managed to overcome these obstacles and exported 21,951 tons of artisan-produced charcoal to European countries, in 2019. Engineer Wilver Bringas Fernández, plant director, reported that from 2005 to date the company has exported more than 266,100 tons of charcoalmade from marabou.

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Cuban government keeps an ear to the ground

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The first vice president of Cuba’s Councils of State and Ministers, Salvador Valdés Mesa, visited the province of Mayabeque, to check on progress in agricultural production.

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Ceballos agricultural enterprise begins export of fresh mango

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The province’s agricultural pole has broadened its portfolio of export products with the first deliveries of fresh mango to several European countries, another positive development here that contributes to the national economy.

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Agricultural development must continue under all circumstances

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José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee, addressed the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) IX Plenum, on the last day of the gathering, yesterday, and among other issues, insisted on the urgency of sharing positive experiences to increase and diversify production.

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AO Predicts Fall in Rice, Other Food Production

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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) predicted a drop in the production of rice, soy, coarse grains and sugar in Latin America in the 2018-2019 period.

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A snap shot of the last 10 years

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Over the last 10 years Cuba has undergone transcendental changes which have impacted the socio-economic life of the country. Although these transformations have not occurred at the pace hoped for – nor have the results expected over the short term been obtained – what has been achieved thus far has irrevocably placed Cuba on a complex path of restructuring.

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The first requirement: To make the most of the land

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It is necessary to sow more, but also to harvest more; there are crops on which it is necessary to continue working to achieve greater or superior results. In the case of tobacco, for example, today an average of just over one ton per hectare is obtained, and it is necessary to reach two tons.