Camagüey, Aug 1.- Of nearly 35 000 hectares of land given on usufruct basis over the last months in the Cuban eastern province of Camaguey, almost 20 percent of them has been sawn, which means that the farmers in the territory are giving a favourable response to cultivate fruits, vegetables and other basics.
It is also worth mentioning the work made by those who were given the land to crop rice, because more than 6 000 hectares of this aquatic cereal have been sawn in Camagüey, more than the half of the land handed over with such a purpose.
In regard to cattle raising, the tenants have cleaned some 24 000 hectares of the land taken over by the nasty bush known in Cuba as marabú. Forage grass to feed the animals has been planted in most part of these lands, which is a decisive move to increase the production of milk, one of Camaguey’s main commitments.
The Local Agriculture Office here informed that, of almost 400 000 hectares of its idle land, some 138 000 hectares have been given to natural persons or to legal entities, in order to put them to better use. (Raysa Mestril Gutiérrez/Translated by Gualveris Rosales Sanchez/ Radio Cadena Agramonte).