Cuba Headlines

Cuba News, Breaking News, Articles and Daily Information

Cuban farmers are giving priority to the production of foods for domestic consumption.
In statements to ACN Fonte said that farmers are aware of the importance  of increasing production to substitute imports and lessen the negative impact of the global food crisis.

Fonte noted that the Cuban producers are well informed about the crisis, which he called a direct consequence of years of capitalist exploitation, together with degradation of the environment and the fevered expansion of biofuel production to fuel the cars in developed nations.

He contrasted Cuban efforts to increase domestic food production and spoke about the new program of direct milk delivery that in each territory guarantees milk supplies to children, sending surpluses to schools and hospitals. He said this program helped reduce powdered milk imports and the amount of fuel used to transport milk.

He added that farmers are also working on the improvement of soils, the obtaining of high quality seeds and the application of sustainable farming techniques.


Related News