A program to increase citrus and fruit production

Artemisa, Cuba - The Basic Unit of Cooperative Production UBPC 9 de Abril in San Antonio de los Baños, together with the Agricultural Enterprise, fulfills a part of the 2019 production plans.

The fruits, its main production line, are distributed in 144 hectares of fruit trees including guava, coconut, papaya and mango. The Cooperative's productions are destined to Tourism and National Industry. We have already started exporting avocados, which meet the quality parameters for their final destination, ”said González Arvelo, who also recognized the benefits for the agricultural sector. The hot pepper and some citrus varieties, such as grapefruit and lemon, are also exported, however, citrus production faces difficulties due to diseases and climate change.

From the Citrus Replanting Program, the UBPC will cooperate with a Russian company in two years, when the first 200 hectares of citrus plantations begin. After fulfilling the plans, the income of the peasants, the UBPC and the Cítricos Ceiba Enterprise will increase considerably.

From now on, listening to other experiences and using good agricultural practices will contribute to the improvement of citrus production. The cultivation of fruit trees needs an urgent transformation to guarantee food stability, since they provide nutrients and antioxidants to the human body.

The  Food  and  Agriculture  Organization  (FAO)  and  World  Health  Organization  (WHO)  of   the  United  Nations  (UN)  have  been  leading  the  global  initiative  “Promotion  of   Fruit  and  Vegetables  for  Health”  to  raise  awareness  and  to  boost  fruit  and  vegetable  production, supply and consumption to improve people’s health. The regular  consumption  of   a  variety  of   fruit  and  vegetables  is  essential  for  a  well-balanced  diet  and  for  avoiding  non-communicable  diseases.


FaceBook  Twitter


Cuba reiterates its commitment to UNESCO's work

Havana, Cuba - The Cuban Permanent Delegation to UNESCO reiterated the support of the Caribbean island to the work done by that organization to promote education and culture.

Read More

Seminar on Fidel Castro and Ho Chi Minh's thought begins in Havana

Havana - The 1st Fidel Castro and Ho Chi Minh Academic Seminar began this Tuesday in the Cuban capital, focused on two global figures linked by their thought and history.

Read More

More than 2,200 films entered in Havana 41st Festival

More than 2,200 films, 300 scripts and 100 posters have registered to compete in the 41st International Festival of New Latin American Cinema, scheduled for December 5-15.

Read More




Selected Speeches by Fidel Castro

News archive

September 2019
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 1 2 3 4 5 6


http://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/666.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/555.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/444.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/333.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/222.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/1111.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/cuba_eua_bandera.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/9.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/8.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/7.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/2.JPGhttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/12.jpghttp://www.artemisaradioweb.icrt.cu/sitenglish/images/images_1ro mayo/11.JPG