Domestic Production of Cocoa and Coffee Discussed in Havana
HAVANA, Cuba, June 12 (ACN)—Cuba’s
potential in increasing production and substituting coffee
and cocoa imports are being discussed at Havana´s
International Convention Center.
the Mountain Group from the Agriculture Ministry and the
Afro Forest Research Institute will offer the outcome of a
program developed in the mountains and in low land areas
Marta Aurora Gonzalez, Executive Secretary of the First
Coffee and Cocoa Congress told ACN News Agency that workers
outstanding productive areas will present their experiences
during the event.
She added that the event which will run until the 14th will
quality, benefits and derivatives, participatory research,
innovation and agrarian extension, integrated combat of
diseases, industry and agro productive and forest systems.
After a call of the country´s leadership to turn coffee into
economic sector in the mountains, financing the production
with the objective of slowly increasing the output for the
next 5 years
starting from recovering the soil, seeding and
rehabilitation of the
plantations among other tasks.
A master conference is also programmed on the current
tendencies of the
international cocoa market.