Camagüey, August 1st .- The Vice President of the Republic of Cuba, Salvador Valdés Mesa, checks in Camagüey the progress of the Livestock Development Project, Prodegan, whose main objective is to increase the production of milk and meat.
With a financing of 51 million pesos, this program covers 105 cooperatives in four municipalities, and it is expected that levels of around 30 million liters of milk and 1,000 tons of meat will be achieved. Hence, the importance of ensuring annual and systematic compliance with the investment, which includes the acquisition of equipment for disinfecting marabou, the construction of paddocks and fences, land enlistment and other tasks.
So far, 127 equipment and more than 600 advanced technical implements have been acquired, although delays in the execution of the project are generally reported for various reasons, including the persecution and economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States holds against Cuba, and the recent damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
José Ramón Machado Ventura, second Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), who also participates in the meeting, assured that this is a country that has to take more advantage of the land, its main wealth, which is still to be exploited in all its potentialities.
Also participating in the meeting are José Ramón Monteagudo Ruiz, head of the Agrifood Department of the Central Committee of the PCC, Rafael Santiesteban Pozo, member of the State Council and president of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP); Gustavo Rodríguez Rollero, minister of agriculture, as well as the main authorities of the province and the representatives of the production bases involved in Prodegan. (Text and photo: Juan Mendoza Medina / Radio Cadena Agramonte)