Cuba to curb agriculture costs
Thursday 15th April, 2010
Cuba, which pays more than US$1.5 billion per annum on imports, has
urged farmers to boost production.
The Communist Party newspaper in Cuba has reported comments by Vice
President Jose Ramon, who has told gatherings of farmers that Cuba needs
to achieve a strong agricultural base in order to increase production.
Responding to the farmers, he reportedly admitted to some government
obstacles and bureaucratic bungles that had bogged down the distribution
and transportation of some products to outlying centres.
Cuba's president, General Raul Castro, recently said that an increase in
food production was important for national security.
He said the government could not afford to import food in times while
the country was suffering a severe lack of liquidity.