Deputy agriculture minister Ydael Pérez Brito

The agricultural sector of this territory implements various actions in order to guarantee the operation of its production system.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- The development of the municipal self-sufficiency program, contracting and marketing were analyzed by the First Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Ydael Pérez Brito, who on his journey through this province analyzed the management of the sector to achieve such purposes.

At the meeting, the deputy minister of the branch called on the agricultural and forestry system to increase the planting and collection of the most demanded productions and detailed that among the strategies of the MINAG to guarantee products to the people is to prioritize the sowing of short-cycle crops and reinforcing harvests, so that as much food as possible is collected from the fields and reaches the population.

Accompanied by several specialists from the Ministry of Agriculture, Pérez Brito checked the investments of the territory and evaluated their progress, despite the setbacks caused by the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Cuba. In this sense, the four new buildings that are being constructed in the Poultry Company of the territory and the assembly of two silos of one thousand tons each and an 80-ton scale in Camagüeycito were updated, which will contribute significantly to the Rice Program in the territory.

Likewise, it was informed of the near completion of the Grain Processing, Drying and Packaging Plant, belonging to the Agroindustrial Company of this section and was informed of the construction of some 15 pig warehouses, the majority located in El Bleo, municipality of Majibacoa.

Given the current challenge of food production, the use of land is a vital element for these efforts. Although significant progress is evident in Las Tunas, in the debate it was clear that it is still necessary to eliminate the obstacles in the granting of land, streamline the relevant procedures and facilitate inheritance processes, because today the greatest amount of lands in production and those that are still in poor use must be in the hands of those who make them produce.

The manager added that the preparation of personnel in the agricultural sector must be strengthened, the links with the teaching units and the University must be further strengthened, while direct recruitment and work with qualified demands for cooperatives must mark the improvement of each of the forces of the production units because without professionals there are no efficient plantings, he stressed.

In the work meeting, which also had the participation of the delegates of Agriculture and the mayors of each of the municipalities of Las Tunas, the seminar on the contracting and marketing of agricultural, forestry and tobacco production was held and government authorities were provided with tools for work so that they can check the management of municipal self-sufficiency more rigorously.