Thursday, June 8, 2023

Farmer’s Day, Special Celebration at Artemisa

Artemisa stands out for its agricultural development, so Farmers’ Day becomes a special celebration, as it recognizes not only the people who produce the land but also those who face challenges to increase their crops based on science. Or examples of altruism.

In March 2022, the Frank Pais García Credit and Services Cooperative (CCS) from Alquizar donated 3,700 kilograms (kg) of food to the La Castellana Psycho-Pedagogical Medical Center in the Havana municipality of Arroyo Naranjo as part of the project. You have to love Cuba for being in charge of helping healthcare institutions.

A little further back, amid COVID-19, several Artemisa cooperatives have been instrumental in helping feed isolation centers and supply quarantined areas.

Today, two homes for children without health institutions and family protection in the province receive similar assistance.

On the occasion of the 62nd anniversary of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP), which took place last Wednesday, Alquizar was entitled to be the headquarters of the central activity in the region.

Oniel Pacheco Fernández, president of ANAP in the province, said the organization is moving forward in joint work with the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC) and the Union of Youth Communists (UJC), to strengthen political and ideological work in the regions. , as well as confrontation with manifestations of crime, corruption, and illegality.

Elionai Leal Hernández joined the Granja Urbana Base Business Unit (UEB) three years ago, belonging to the Alquizar agricultural company, although she has spent two decades as an agricultural worker.

Leal Hernandez, who operates a field under the UEB’s electric irrigation, among other land, told ACN that he gives 10 percent of his income to the unit and the rest to the labor group (composed of 10 workers). It directly participates in the company, which provides it with fuel, inputs, and technical advice.

In his case, he applies organic matter and organic products, which is a very beneficial practice for the soil and the pocket.

He said that the efficiency of the electrified irrigation system is 90 percent, while it is 20 percent due to waterlogging, hence his optimism and commitment to maximize ties with the socialist state company.

Artemisa has a long list of farmers (and farmers) like Elionai Leal Hernandez, some are extension workers too, and others don’t stop experimenting, but they are all united by love for the land, working hard without fear.

Fidel Castro Ruz, historical leader of the Cuban Revolution, expressed in a speech delivered in the central act for the XX anniversary of ANAP, held on May 17, 1981, in the Cajerí Valley, Guantanamo, “With the Cuban peasantry we will be anywhere, the world capable of reaching any objective, any goal, to the end of”.

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