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Ecological agriculture in Cuba: Key to sustainability

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Cuban farmers are today betting on ecological agricultural techniques, using more environmentally friendly resources, focusing on food production as well as maintaining a balanced, sustainable ecosystem.

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The U.S. blockade harms Cuban agriculture

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The report by the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture (Minag) on damages caused by the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United Sates on the island, was presented during a press conference by the Ministry for national and international journalists.

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Collaboration for agricultural development

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Increasing crop yields, improving living conditions for men and women in rural areas, and strengthening the application of scientific and technological knowledge in the fields are the strategic lines the country is pursuing to promote agricultural development. Given the importance of this sector to the Cuban economy, and of course the people’s food security, many initiatives are underway to develop the entire system, especially at its most basic level.

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More efficient rice production

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With the installation of a modern drying plant, capable of processing 37 tons of rice per day, the province of Pinar del Río has put an end to the need to transport grain harvested across four western municipalities a distance of over 150 kilometers, to the Los Palacios Agro-industrial Grain Enterprise (EAIG), at the other extreme of the province.

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Increased food production needed

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With the goal of reviewing the organization of contracting, collection, and distribution of agricultural products in the province, José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee, met with agricultural leaders here yesterday, May 18.

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New measures announced to regulate prices of agricultural produce

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In a press release published on May 3 in the national press, the ministry notes that in order to gradually increase the purchasing power of the Cuban peso (CUP), a series of measures were taken to increase supplies of agricultural products in high demand and set maximum prices.

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The road to collaboration

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As part of President Obama’s historic visit, a memorandum of understanding on agricultural cooperation was signed today, March 21, by Thomas Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and Gustavo Rodríguez, Cuban minister for the sector.

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Working smart

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The need to work with intelligence, take full advantage of the sugar cane available, and increase efficiency during this year’s sugar harvest, were the basic ideas emphasized by José Ramón Machado Ventura, a Council of Ministers vice president and Party second secretary, during a visit yesterday, January 6, to the Enidio Díaz mill.

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Díaz-Canel visits central province

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The importance of linking agricultural production with proper distribution as a means to counter the current high prices in the sector, was highlighted yesterday by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, a member of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and first vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers.

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Machado Ventura visits agricultural and sugar entities in Mayabeque

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José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, visited three sugar mills in the province of Mayabeque, together with agricultural producers dedicated to cultivating potatoes in the municipalities of Güines, Melena del Sur, Batabanó and Quivicán, this Wednesday, December 30.