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Food scarcity, another Castroist crime

Food scarcity, another Castroist crime ROBERTO ÁLVAREZ QUIÑONES | Los Ángeles | 10 de Julio de 2017 – 10:40 CEST. If you were told that in a Latin American country almost 60% of the fertile land available for agriculture is not even cultivated, producing nothing at all, you would think they were pulling your leg, […] Continue reading

WFP Cuba Country Brief, January 2017

WFP Cuba Country Brief, January 2017 REPORT from World Food Programme Published on 31 Jan 2017 WFP is providing food and logistical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Matthew in eastern Cuba. WFP supports the strengthening of drought-related early warning systems at provincial level and the inclusion of vulnerability indicators for food security and […] Continue reading

Bill allowing private financing of food/agriculture exports to Cuba introduced in Senate

Bill allowing private financing of food/agriculture exports to Cuba introduced in Senate BY MIMI WHITEFIELD mwhitefield@miamiherald.com Two farm state senators reintroduced a bill Thursday aimed at making U.S. agricultural exports more competitive in the Cuban market by allowing private financing of ag exports. It was the first Cuba-related bill introduced since President Donald Trump has […] Continue reading

Rural Women – Between Furrow And Domestic Labors

Rural Women: Between Furrow And Domestic Labors / 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata 14ymedio, Zunilda Mata, Alquizar (Artemisa), 30 January 2017 –In Alquízar the red earth covers everything with a reddish layer. To Gladys Montero that crimson powder gets into the wrinkles of the face. “I come from the deep field,” she warns. In Cuba, 21% of […] Continue reading

Heitkamp, Boozman reintroduce bill to expand exports to Cuba

Heitkamp, Boozman reintroduce bill to expand exports to Cuba By Agweek Wire Report Today at 10:29 a.m. WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) and John Boozman (R-Ark.) on Thursday reintroduced their bipartisan bill to help American farmers and support good-paying jobs in North Dakota, Arkansas and across the country by lifting restrictions on […] Continue reading

Seeds Are Key to Improving Bean Production in Cuba

Seeds Are Key to Improving Bean Production in Cuba By Ivet González HAVANA, Jan 31 2017 (IPS) – “You have to have good and varied seeds to test which one adapts best to each kind of soil,” says 71-year-old farmer Rubén Torres, who on his farm in central Cuba harvests 1.6 tons of organic beans […] Continue reading

Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates

Cuba’s Surge in Tourism Keeps Food Off Residents’ Plates By AZAM AHMEDDEC. 8, 2016 HAVANA — For Lisset Felipe, privation is a standard facet of Cuban life, a struggle shared by nearly all, whether they’re enduring blackouts or hunting for toilet paper. But this year has been different, in an even more fundamental way, she […] Continue reading

Nestle Helps Cuba Skirt the US Embargo

Nestle Helps Cuba Skirt the US Embargo July 22, 2016 By Pilar Montes HAVANA TIMES — It’s a well known fact that there are declarations for the grandstands, rigid and resounding, while others are different, they’re more flexible and can be negotiated, which are normally dealt with by a smaller circle of people. In May, […] Continue reading

Making a Living Off Coffee

Making a Living Off Coffee / 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez 14ymedio, Ricardo Fernandez, Pinar del Rio, 16 July 2016 — In the early morning hours insomniacs, travelers and night watchmen are surprised to find an ode to excellence in a cup of coffee. At 3:00 in the morning the rush to prepare the nectar begins at […] Continue reading

Jack’s Magic Beans Still Haven’t Come to Cuba

Jack’s Magic Beans Still Haven’t Come to Cuba July 19, 2016 By Regina Cano HAVANA TIMES — Sitting in a flower bed, his feet facing the pavement, a 40-year-old or so man was making conversation with some shining red beans that lay scattered on the ground before his eyes, which had fallen out of a […] Continue reading

Cuba making it difficult for farmers to export coffee to the U.S.

Cuba making it difficult for farmers to export coffee to the U.S. The U.S. State Department added coffee to a list of products entrepreneurs within Cuba are permitted to export to the United States. However, Cuban policies on the exportation of goods are making it difficult for Cuban coffee farmers to utilize this change in […] Continue reading

Texas ag embraces trade with Cuba

Texas ag embraces trade with Cuba Posted: Yesterday 11:43 a.m. In the push for free trade with Cuba, Texas has managed to sell rice and other states have sold soybean oil. In turn, we have bought some coffee, but what we really want are those Cuban cigars, John Block, former U.S. secretary of agriculture, said. […] Continue reading

Leni Gas Cuba takes a sip of Cuban coffee company

Leni Gas Cuba takes a sip of Cuban coffee company 07:58 20 Jun 2016 For an investment of £27,300, the company has secured a 10% stake in a company looking to promote Cuban coffee round the world CMC plans to provide equipment and know-how in return for a supply of green coffee beans Cuban specialist […] Continue reading

Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau pushing for free trade with Cuba

Waco-based Texas Farm Bureau pushing for free trade with Cuba Partial list of members of the Engage Cuba Texas State Council Tony Bennett, president and CEO, Texas Association of Manufacturers Ric Bonnell, director of Global Health, Dell Children’s Medical Center Theldon R. Branch III, commissioner of the Port of Houston Authority J. Allen Carnes, farmer […] Continue reading

In Cuba You Eat What You Can

In Cuba You Eat What You Can / Iván García Ivan Garcia, 13 June 2016 — After making the rounds at the farmers’ market and complaining about the paltry assortment of meat, fruits and vegetables, Mercedes, a seventy-nine-year-old retiree, is standing in front of a stall selling fresh and smoked pork. She is buying ten […] Continue reading
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