Informacion economica sobre Cuba

Cuba Lends Private Farmers Unused Land

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HAVANA (AP) — Communist Cuba is opening up unused land to private
farmers and cooperatives as part of a sweeping effort to step up
agricultural production.

Government television says 51 percent of arable land is underused or
fallow, and officials are transferring some of it to individual farmers
and associations representing small, private producers.

The president of Cuba's national farmers association, Orlando Lugo, says
"everyone who wants to produce tobacco will be given land to produce
tobacco," and it will be the same for coffee or anything else.

While private farms account for a small percentage of Cuba's land, some
economists say they produce more than half of its food.

The program began last year, but was announced only this week.

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