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 Specialists create system to forecast drought in Las Tunas
Specialists of the Meteorological Center in the Cuban eastern province of Las Tunas created a system to diagnose the most critical periods in drought and to prevent agricultural disasters.

According to a wire from the Cuban News Agency, the coordinator of the project, Camilo Mas Garcia, explained that this computer program allows picking up data to help the farmers to sow, to cultivate and to harvest in the appropriate moment, without danger of losing the effort and the invested resources.

This system, applied in the eight municipalities of the province, helped to determine that the northern area is that of scarcer precipitations, particularly harmful fact for the municipalities of Manati, Puerto Padre and Jesus Menendez.

Las Tunas, with an economy based on the agricultural production, is the territory of Cuba with less precipitations annually, although last year it registered figures of rains above the historical average.

The specialists of the Center of Meteorology in Las Tunas, who have reached the first place among their homologous institutions in the Island for six years, maintain more than 94 percent of effectiveness in the weather forecast, figure above the national average.

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