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Rain from tropical storm Elsa benefits agriculture in Santiago de Cuba



Santiago de Cuba, Jul 5 - The rains associated with tropical storm Elsa benefited the performance of the current spring campaign, the planting and development of coffee and other programs that are implemented in the province of Santiago de Cuba to achieve self-sufficiency of their municipalities.

The localities made the greatest effort to comply with the measures in the different phases that accelerated the harvest of agricultural products to term to avoid their loss, César Vázquez, delegate of Agriculture in Contramaestre, told the Cuban News Agency. 

For the population, mainly of this city, more than 1,200 quintals of corn, cassava, burro plantain and others were delivered, 460 tons of coal for any need and 400 tons of processed coffee for export and national consumption were protected in the Combined Rolando Ayud, declared Vázquez.

Also, the fruit tree chain was favored, renewed with a wide support for the sowing of different varieties in more than a thousand hectares, as well as honey plants for beekeeping production that preserved twelve thousand hives in various municipalities.

Yoel Rabasa, director of the agroforestry company of Palma Soriano, reported by telephone that the humidity is good for the physiological state of the cherry in the plantations when they prepare the campaign of the current year, which will begin to collect the first grains of the Robusta species among the months of August and September 2021.

Only in that municipality there are more than one million 500 bags in nurseries with the grafting technique that makes them more resistant to climate change and pests and responds to the Development Program that aims to increase the figures in 2024.

Fresh soils better assimilate the plantings of new areas in the eight coffee massifs of the province, where the International Project between Cuba and Viet Nam develops the management of the planting and cultivation of coffee with the expectation of achieving higher agricultural yields, concluded the leader of Palma Soriano. (ACN)