Camagüey, Nov 30.- In the midst of resource shortages, several Camagüey producers show that the growth of arable areas is possible, with favorable yields and direct marketing at prices affordable to the population.
Such experiences, which must be generalized, were confirmed by the member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) and Secretary of Organization of the Central Committee, Roberto Morales Ojeda, in dialogue with Ariel Santana Estrada, in charge of the Santa Teresa farm, belonging to the José Antonio Echeverría Credit and Services Cooperative (CCS), from the municipality of Camagüey.
The leader inquired about the guarantee of food for animals and emphasized the benefits of protein plants, a program to whose study and promotion the Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz dedicated the last years of his life; And in this regard, Santana Estrada commented that they maintain a strategy that allows them to have supplies for livestock, even in drought.
“I don't want wealth, I just want my family to feel good and so do my workers,” he said with humility and simplicity when referring to the fact that it is possible to market at prices that are not abusive, without this implying ceasing to receive profits that correspond to the sacrifice that the tasks at the foot of the furrow demand.
Similar good practices were found by Morales Ojeda in Vertientes, on the farm La Clarita, of the CCS Pedro Martinez Brito, run by brothers Juan Jose Mendoza Fernandez and Ricardo Mendoza Fernandez.
There is no rest there, despite the positive economic and productive indicators, and by 2025 they foresee the installation of a mechanical milking system, the incorporation of 18 heifers to reproduction, the expansion of the capacity of the refrigerated milk center and a growth in the production of that food and the birth rate of the herd.
Also in that mid-southern region of Camagüey, Morales Ojeda exchanged with the twins Jesús and Leonardo Lezcano Capote, who manage to sell their crops at low prices at the trade fairs in their municipality and also supply prioritized sectors such as Health and Education, thanks to the constant movement that is perceived in the Santa Rosa development area, where 67 hectares yield fruits that the tables of Camagüeyans demand.
Together with the member of the Central Committee of the Party and first secretary in the province, Federico Hernández Hernández, and the governor Jorge Enrique Sutil Sarabia, Morales Ojeda appreciated the work in the Ignacio Agramonte productive center, of the Agroindustrial Grain Company Ruta Invasora.
Appreciating what materializes in that area, close to the scenes of important events such as the Battle of Las Guásimas and the fall in combat of El Mayor, the member of the Political Bureau of the PCC assured that a combat front today is food production, of which the young people have to make their epic, led by the militants and the essential participation of all the people.
In a modern coal production plant for export, belonging to the Ruta Invasora company itself, Morales Ojeda learned about the potential installed there, and recognized that this is an effective way to enter financing into the country and acquire means and equipment necessary for the entity.
Finally, in the municipality of Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, the diversification of the Gualberto Galbán Agricultural Production Cooperative was confirmed, which in the sugarcane branch reaches yields of 40 tons per hectare and will pay 28 thousand tons of grass to the central located in the westernmost of the Camagüey territories, initiator of the harvest on December 20.
The planting of 55 hectares of land, of a plan of 78 that they aspire to fulfill, with banana, cassava, pumpkin, sweet potato, beans and corn; and the delivery of more than 170 liters of milk per day to the dairy industry constitute encouraging goals that other units can reach.
For two days, Roberto Morales Ojeda exchanged with sugarcane-growing and agricultural groups from the municipalities of Sibanicú, Camagüey, Vertientes, Sierra de Cubitas and Céspedes, where he recognized the spirit of work to boost the economy; and he also received information about the program of activities for the 65th anniversary of the triumph of the Revolution and the 510th birthday of the former town of Santa María del Puerto del Príncipe. (Text and photos: Juan Mendoza Medina/ Radio Cadena Agramonte)