Cuba and Panama sign cooperation agreement on agriculture
An agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in agriculture was signed between the governments of Cuba and Panama; two weeks after Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela paid an official visit to Cuba, where he met with Raul Castro.
The agreement, which is between two countries “with similar climatic and cultural conditions", was signed by the Cuban ambassador in Panama, Antonio Miguel Pardo Sanchez, and Panamanian Minister of Agriculture Jorge Arango.
Production of biopesticides, urban and suburban agriculture, organic farming, integrated pest management and renewable energy were the areas of cooperation covered by the memorandum of understanding, according to the report.
"Cuba is investigating much in the production of sugarcane, rice and beans, something that interests and benefits Panama," said Arango in an official statement.