News from Cuba

31-07-2013 02:46 AM
Cuba reports little progress five years into agricultural reform
Agriculture in Cuba remains in crisis and the country is still dependent on imports five years into Raul Castro's presidency and efforts to reform the...
25-06-2013 09:44 AM
Cubans show little interest in growing sugar cane
Growing sugar cane is arousing little interest among the Cubans who are taking advantage of the plan to turn over unused agricultural land to them for...
03-05-2013 09:41 AM
Oxfam helps boost sustainable agriculture in Cuba
The international aid and charity organization Oxfam has in the past two decades helped Cuba develop sustainable agriculture by bringing irrigation te...
28-12-2012 09:20 AM
Cuban cooperation in agriculture praised
The provincial director of the National Company of Agricultural Mechanisation (MECANAGRO) in central Bié , Felizardo Brito Capepula, Thursday in Kuito...
26-11-2012 07:49 AM
Virginia finds trading partner in Cuba
Queen Victoria is said to have had a bite of an Albemarle Pippin and — poof! — away went the British tariff on the juicy, Virginia-grown apple. Tra...
02-11-2012 08:02 AM
Cuba crops ravaged by storm too, UN warns
Hurricane Sandy, which killed 11 people and damaged more than 188,000 homes when it tore across eastern Cuba, also ravaged almost 100,000 hectares (24...
24-10-2012 09:49 AM
Cuba modifies agriculture laws
Cuba has announced that it is modifying rules for the handover of fallow land to independent farmers. The measure goes into effect December 21. It ...
20-08-2012 08:38 AM
Cuba to expand Ostrich farming
The Cuban government plans to expand Ostrich farming across the country to boost local economy and exports. Ostrich is considered the latest livest...
26-06-2012 11:36 AM
Belarus to provide agriculture machinery
During a one-day visit of Belarus President Alexandr Lukashenko in Havana, the industry ministry of the East European country signed an agreement with...
20-12-2011 08:49 AM
Cuba sweetens pot for new private farmers
Cuba, trying to lure people back to the land and lift food production, has modified a land lease program so that private farmers can rent more land an...
23-11-2011 10:05 AM
Can Castro reforms create a new Cuba
Plagued by US$72 billion in foreign debt, rising unemployment and low industrial productivity, the government of Cuban leader Raul Castro is undertaki...
28-09-2011 09:09 AM
US blockade hits Cuban agriculture
The U.S.-imposed economic, trade and financial blockade on Cuba almost 50 years ago is an obstacle to the development of the Cuban agriculture.