The highest authorities of the Party and Government of Las Tunas examined the Agri-Food Program in the municipality of Majibacoa; a territory with great potential to achieve the desired food sovereignty, however, it cannot continue to develop.
In the extinct production center of La Palma, now owned by the Sugar Company (Azcuba) and Tranzmec, Manuel Pérez Gallego, member of the Central Committee and first secretary of the Party of the province, called for the acceleration of the preparatory work in the land and then planting, because there are many unemployed areas in this area, which even have conductors to supply the irrigation systems that are still preserved.
“These advantages must be taken advantage of and the area will be renewed, the paths repaired and the workers available from the community itself,” suggested Pérez Gallego.
The credit and services cooperative (CCS) CubaVa deserves praise in the evaluation. This productive base has shown good results in the current cold season and mainly short-cycle crops in its balance of areas; These are the most appropriate in the current economic context of the country because they guarantee the food plate of the population the fastest and require less costs for fertilizers and fuel.
In this sense, CCS returned to cattle farming as an alternative due to the lack of oil for machinery, and the method gave favorable results.
The unit has more than 80 hectares under irrigation, of which 12 are for different crops, currently planted with corn, bananas, cassava, beans, and sweet potatoes, crops that ensure the Saturday fairs in the town of Calixto, the seat of the municipality.
For the 2024 contracting process, the highest provincial authority ordered to “control production”, to avoid the high prices that food will get if it falls into the hands of resellers.
The base business unit (UEB) Integral Agropecuaria shows bad signs in the delivery of milk and meat for social consumption and there is no hope of recovering the arrears before the end of the year, therefore, almost the disobedience.
In the case of meat, the dating plan hardly exceeds 43 percent, while milk reports only 38, worrying numbers, because in “theory” we are in the best time of the year for livestock, and in October the rainy season gives way to the dry season, which due to climate change in our province will last until May.
Given this, the ranchers offer little guarantee of food to the population of Majibaco as long as the drought lasts, so those who manage the various crops should show their faces.