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In Cuba Ciego de Ávila Ahead in Horticulture Investments.
Adolfo Rodríguez Nodals, Head of the National Group for Urban Agriculture, announced that the Avilanians were the first to reach the 21-hectare goal set for July 26.  

The official praised the work of Ciego de Ávila and the way the province contributed to the recovery of the country after the hurricanes of the last season, despite the fact that the territory was also affected.

Rodríguez Nodals also said that the national program aims at setting in operation 385 hectares watered and covered with aphid-resistant nylon cloths, which will thus guarantee vegetables and seasoning plants in Spring time.

Semi-covered gardens are seven times less expensive that those totally protected and consequently save import items, allowing the production of approximately 100 tons of fresh foods per hectare a year.

Rodríguez Nodals explained that the cloth roofs reduce solar rays to almost 30 percent and contribute to improve the quality of crops.  

The leader, who is also a member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba visit urban gardens in Ciego de Ávila city and the municipality of Venezuela. He was accompanied by Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca, the provincial secretary of the Party.


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