Buffalo Breeding: a Window of Opportunity for Animal Husbandry in Camagüey

0 Rearing water buffaloes over the last few years in Camagüey province has become an object of scientific and business interest, due to this animal’s adaptability to live rough habitats, fertility, longevity, capacity to produce meat and milk as well as its high-quality leather. These have been good reasons to raise these animals in Camagüey. Two local companies have gotten

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Growth in Charcoal Exports Generate New Jobs in Central Cuba

2 Camagüey, Cuba, Aug 30.- The Local Industries Enterprise in the Cuban province of Camagüey, some 500 kilometers east of Havana, hired 165 workers to produce charcoal to export, thereby helping to create jobs in rural areas of the territory. Jose Antonio Echeverria, director of human resources of the entity, told ACN news agency that the average monthly salary of

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Camagüey Encourages the Production of Bio-fortified Varieties of Rice

0 Camagüey, Aug 28. – Over 100 varieties of rice have been assessed in the last seven years by the Territorial Research Center for Grains and Seeds, of the agro-industrial complex Ruta Invasora, in Camaguey province, in a bit to determine their advantages  and promote their productions. Given the special conditions of its soils and appropriate wheatear, the Research Institute

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Cattle-handling Facilities Recovered in Camagüey

1 Camagüey, July 30  Cuba’s Minister for Agriculture Gustavo Rodríguez checked the recovery and development program of dairy farms that will deliver their product to the powdered milk processing plant that is under construction in Camagüey province. The Minister for Agriculture said that it is still early to see the results but considered that it is decisive to rebuild the

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Crop Diversification in Camagüey-based Citrus Company

4 Camagüey, Jun 29.- Workers of the Sola Farm and Citrus Company in northern Camagüey have reached a significant growth in the production of grapefruit, orange and lemon – predominantly of organic fruits, which are highly priced at the international market -, as well as in the forestry development of other fruit trees, livestock breeding and coal exports. This year’s

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U.S. Blockade Hampers Cuban Agricultural Development

9 Havana, Oct 31. -The U.S. economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for nearly 50 years restricts prospects for the development of agriculture on the island.If there were no such restrictions, joint ventures could be created to develop the production of beans, soy, beef and pork, among other foodstuffs. Also, important logistics activities would be encouraged for the

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