Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:58

Urban Agriculture Advances

Written by Sumaily Pérez Carrandi
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Army General Raúl Castro Ruz was congratulated for his contribution to urban and suburban agriculture

 

Havana, Cuba.- Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Party Central Committee and President of the Councils of State and Ministers, was congratulated for his contribution to urban and suburban agriculture on the 20th anniversary of the program and the 30th of organic gardens, in recognition of his initiative and support for the development of this effort.

During a national meeting to evaluate the sector's 2017 performance, accepting the distinction was José Ramón Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Party Central Committee and a vice president of the Councils of State and Ministers, who also conveyed Raúl's congratulations to agricultural workers and encouraged them to aspire for greater productivity and better use of the soil, rotating crops to maintain regular availability of produce for the urban population.

Cuba's urban and suburban agriculture program was formally organized in 1997, with a traditional that goes back to 1987 when Raúl, then Minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces, proposed the planting of organic gardens across the nation's cities. (Granma)

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