Cuban Farmers Increase Tobacco, Citrus Exports
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- 12 / 20 / 2008
The source pointed out that reaching the end of the grapefruit harvest, citrus farmers and rapidly collecting oranges and this should result in 200,000 tons.
This campaign is developed in the areas of the Empresa Victoria de Giron, about 180 kilometers to the south of Havana, and is the largest of its kind in the country. For the past years its fields have been affected by the passing of hurricanes.
Most of the fruit, the report informs – is used for concentrated juices for export and the rest is sold in the tourism network and the internal market.
Varadero,in the northern coast of Matanzas, is the most important Cuban sea resort with 53 hotels and 17,000 accommodations for the so-called “smokeless industry.”
Another important crop for the country, potato, registers delays in planting due to heavy rains this year and requires additional efforts of the directors, technicians and producers working in this field.
Matanzas occupies first place in high volumes of the potato that is also sent to other regions of the country.