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Cuban Farmers Encourage Economic Efficiency

May 8, 2013

According to ANC: Members of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP by its Spanish acronym) analyze during these days how to boost economic efficiency and turn around the current shortages in high demand products.

The provinces of Artemisa, Isla de la Juventud, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Avila, Havana, Pinar del Rio, Holguin, Las Tunas, Camaguey, Sancti Spiritus and Matanzas have already carried out their respective provincial assemblies, and almost all of them evidenced that contracts do not respond to the realities in the territories.

That problem, in the words of Felix Gonzalez Viego, ANAP president, is one of the causes that affect the low output of milk, beans, eggs, corn and beef, among other items.

Gonzalez Viego has insisted on the imperative of training managers of cooperatives on how they can coordinate a plan in line with the actual conditions of each place. The debates are also focused on topics related to the functioning of the organization in cooperatives and strengthening their boards for a higher impact on food production and the need to deliver on time the necessary resources for them to meet the commitments made.

These meetings have brought in objective interventions without formalism, in which farmers, cooperative members and municipality and provincial leaders of the organization have evaluated the problems and ways to solve them. In such encounters, they have all agreed in stating that the production results may be higher with more work, organization, discipline, demand, forecasting and better planning, and they have also raised awareness on the role of youth and women. Currently, the cooperatives and private farmers cover more than 60 percent of agricultural production in Cuba, and in this regard, through its political and ideological work, the ANAP is called to commit and motivate more its membership for guaranteeing the food production for the people.

Originally published by Info-Prod Strategic Business Information.

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