Cuban Government to Grant Loan to Cooperatives to Boost Coffee, Cocoa and Honey Productions
- Submitted by: manso
- Business and Economy
- 12 / 29 / 2010
2010.12.28 - 14:32:32 / [email protected]. Havana, Cuba.- Cuban Agriculture Minister Gustavo Rodriguez said the government will grant loans to cooperatives in an effort to increase the production of coffee, cocoa and honey, which at the moment are bought in the international market.
During the second meeting of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) Rodriguez explained that 244 agricultural cooperatives will take part in this initiative, and that they will receive a commercial loan, which the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture will pay gradually with more coffee, cocoa and honey.
ANAP president Orlando Lugo, noted the importance of investing in high yield areas.
At the meeting, farmers talked about boosting the production of pork meat, eggs, cow milk, sugar cane, and fodder and other products for animal consumption.
They also tackled the need of becoming more efficient on the commercialization, profitability, and the saving of energy, water and other resources.
The spoke as well of the implementation of more than 30 agreements signed at the Tenth Congress of ANAP, held on May, 2010.
The participants also pointed out the goals met and unmet of the present year.