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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.

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Cuban agriculture: Toward greater efficiency and production


The pursuit of greater efficiency in order to attain higher levels of development underpins the sprit of reforms currently underway to the country’s economic and social policy. It is a gradual process, but time is pressing and every step must be supported by initiatives which ensure that workers and production results are not negatively impacted.

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Tribute to rural women

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The International Day of Rural Women was celebrated by the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) at the “Cuba Socialista” agricultural cooperative this October 15, while also offering a chance to mark World Food Day, celebrated today. ANAP President Rafael Santiesteban Pozo, noted in a speech that the United Nations General Assembly established the date of October 15 to honor rural women in recognition of the role and decisive contribution of women in promoting agricultural development, improving food security and eradicating poverty.

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Toward the development of ecological practices


Those who work at the Vi lla Alicia farm, located on kilometer 3.5 of Güira de Me lena, in the Pedro Díaz community, know that turning a farm into a space to develop ecological agricultural practices isn’t achieved in just one day. Nonetheless, they recently decided to head out on this road. Since the end of the 1950s, these lands have been worked by different generations of the same family, establishing farming as a deeply rooted tradition among its members.

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Cuba To Host Workshop, Congress on Soils


A workshop of the Regional Alliance for Soil for Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean will be held in this capital next week to promote sustainable soil management in the region.
The meeting, to run June 1-2 at the Convention Center at an initaitive of the UN Food and griculture Organization (FAO), is aimed at discussing the implementation of soil-related actions for the period 2016-2019.