The vice president toured the facilities of this family project that has become a circular economy and is deployed on the edge of this city in the center of the country.
The visit of the member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of Cuba began with six hectares of land dedicated to the Persian lemon, a citrus fruit that is scarce in the country but is in production here and supplies the precious juice. to mini-industry and also to seven small squares in the city of Santa Clara.
The owner, Erieth Infante, at the head of the family’s nucleus, spoke to Valdés and answered the various questions that the vice president of Cuba asked him.
Valdés Mesa asked what they do to maintain the production of a citrus fruit like lemon, which is very scarce in Cuba, and how they deal with diseases and need a lot of water that their plantations need.
The farmer, Infante, explained that they took advantage of having a stream that flows through the 47 hectares of land they have and, systematically and with the resources at their disposal, dealt with the diseases that afflicted the people. lemon plantation.
“We have to release the pests and replace the plantations. Some are planted for six years, and others, like this one, only two,” emphasized the farmer.
The Cuban vice president is also interested in banking and agricultural links and is also concerned about the inputs they use, given the limitations the country has for its imports.
Valdés continued his tour of two other mini-industries located in the area and observed the operation of three high-tech machines used to pack liquid products and pastes, such as garlic, and the third, in full production, packing the bijol at a rate of 60 packets per minute.
Salvador Valdés also held a work exchange at the headquarters of the Provincial Government, where the state of completion of the organizational structure of the Provincial Administration, the results of the contracting process for agricultural products for the current year, and other aspects were examined. social.