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Local Producers Missing From Pinar Del Rio Wine Shop

Local Producers Missing From Pinar Del Rio Wine Shop / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 17 February 2017 – The Pinar del Rio Casa de los Vinos (House of Wines) got off on a bad foot the day of its inauguration. The opening ceremony, held on Tuesday, had to be delayed […] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures

Fidel Castro’s 13 Most Notorious Failures / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Havana, 30 November 2016 – Cuba’s official press and, oddly, a good part of the international media, never stop repeating that Fidel Castro brought Cubans free education and healthcare for all. Cuba was already, however, one of the most developed countries on […] Continue reading

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing

Under Cuban Socialism Something Was Always Missing / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 12 September 2016 — In the best of times, when there were two ration books, sixty-year-old retiree Juan Alberto was happy. One was for food, which allotted you half a pound of beef every fifteen days, and one was for “manufactured goods,” which […] Continue reading

Why Cuban Agriculture Is Inefficient

Why Cuban Agriculture Is Inefficient / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 19 May 2016 — The raindrops tinkle on the zinc roof of a greasy hut used to store sacks of fertilizer, agricultural tools, and the various ancient contraptions that are always be a nuisance to keep in the house. Osvaldo, the sixty-five-year-old owner of a […] Continue reading

Florida farmers worry about Cuba organic growers

Florida farmers worry about Cuba organic growers Jeanette Leehr, Round Earth Media 4:11 p.m. EDT March 18, 2016 Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this story did not make clear that opening a Department of Agriculture office in Cuba is a proposal that has not been approved. ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — When third-generation farmer […] Continue reading

Off the Tourist Trail in Cuba

Off the Tourist Trail in Cuba by Lauren Matison February 29, 2016 A seven-day journey through Havana in search of responsible travel opportunties yields inspiring discoveries beyond the government-regulated tourism industry. It’s been like this for the past 56 years, you think the first time you see Havana’s Linea Street: a wide thoroughfare lined with […] Continue reading

Agricultural production in Cuba up by 10.3 % in 1st quarter

Agricultural production in Cuba up by 10.3 % in 1st quarter Published June 29, 2015 EFE Agricultural production in Cuba grew by 10.3 percent during this year’s first quarter compared with the same period in 2014, although it was not enough to satisfy the food demands of the island’s population, the official Trabajadores weekly reported […] Continue reading

Much of Cuba Waiting for the Rain

Much of Cuba Waiting for the Rain March 4, 2015 Sayli Sosa (Progreso Weekly) HAVANA TIMES — The political and administrative authorities of the province of Ciego de Avila, about 400 kilometers east of Havana, have known since late October that the accumulation of rain would not permit the province to reach the next rainy […] Continue reading

Chipping away at Cuba’s totalitarian state

Posted on Saturday, 06.08.13 Chipping away at Cuba’s totalitarian state BY MIRTA OJITO mao35@columbia.edu These days it is really hard to know whether to feel optimistic or pessimistic about Cuba. And that’s a good thing. For too many years most exiles have had only one view of the island: It was all bad and getting [...] Continue reading

Fidel Castro’s Experiments / Iván García

Fidel Castro's Experiments / Iván GarcíaIván García, Translator: Regina Anavy It causes chills to know that the historic leader of the Cuban revolution did research on different crops to improve nutrition for the Cuban people. I don't want to be a harbinger of ill omen. But reviewing Castro's "experiments" in 52 years of olive-green government, [...] Continue reading

Cuba expands urban agriculture to outlaying areas

Cuba expands urban agriculture to outlaying areas

The upcoming implementation in eastern Las Tunas province of a project
that expands urban gardening to outlaying city areas is expected to
significantly increase food production.

Known as Sub-urban Agriculture, the new project is to be implemented
next January in a group of local farms whose extension covers 70… Continue reading

Citrus harvest underway

Cuba: Citrus harvest underway

The processing of grapefruit began at the industrial enterprise of
Ceballos town in Ciego de Ávila province.

Domingo Escalante Pérez, deputy director of the industrial unit, said
fruits come from Cienfuegos, Camagüey and Ciego de Ávila, while the
workers of the Avilanian factory do their best to obtain a high-quality
product and… Continue reading

Cuba to trim bureaucracy

Cuba to trim bureaucracy

Cuba's agriculture ministry will cut thousands of bureaucratic jobs and
reorganise its large state-run farms into smaller plots in a bid to
reverse steadily declining food output, official media said.

Communist Party newspaper Granma said that 89,000 employees at state
farms, or 26% of their work force, are office workers and that… Continue reading

Cuba to reorganize state farms, trim bureaucracy

Cuba to reorganize state farms, trim bureaucracy
11.10.09, 03:50 PM EST
By Marc Frank

HAVANA (Reuters) – Cuba's agriculture ministry will cut thousands of
bureaucratic jobs and reorganize its large state-run farms into smaller
plots in a bid to reverse steadily declining food output, official media
said Tuesday.

Communist Party newspaper Granma said that 89,000 employees… Continue reading

Quality Seeds Needed For High-Yield Agriculture

Cuba: Quality Seeds Needed For High-Yield Agriculture

HAVANA, Sep 10, 2009, 2009 (IPS/GIN via COMTEX) — Cuba is facing the
challenge of boosting agricultural output under difficult climate
conditions and on soils badly deteriorated by erosion, salinity and
other problems. Scientists have a strategic role to play, provided they
get out into the fields where the… Continue reading

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