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Cuba eases curbs to boost food output

Cuba eases curbs to boost food output
Published: Oct. 28, 2011 at 4:16 PM

HAVANA, Oct. 28 (UPI) — Cuba is easing communist rules and nudging its
agriculture toward a market economy model as part of a stepped-up
government effort to boost food production.

Imports of raw foodstuffs and processed food claimed a further 25
percent… Continue reading

Cuba Government Opens 3.2 Million Acres of Idle Land for Individual Use

Cuba Government Opens 3.2 Million Acres of Idle Land for Individual Use

HAVANA – The Cuban government up to last September had awarded usership
of over 1.3 million hectares (3.2 million acres) of land for
agricultural purposes, of which 79 percent is being used for crops that
are mostly being tilled by "individual" farmers.

The amount… Continue reading

Sugarcane Flower / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado

Sugarcane Flower / Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado
Rosa María Rodríguez Torrado, Translator: lapizcero

Closing of sugar mills >> reduces direct employment of workers in the
sugar agro-industry >> diminishes planting of sugarcane >> reduces
production of derivatives of sugarcane >> depresses services and
production related to the sector >> impoverishes the quality of life of
communities… Continue reading

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