Vietnamese farming model replicated in Cuba
(VOV) – Cuba plans to expand its rice cultivation to 40,000 hectares
using Vietnamese farming technology, announced Roberto Cabello, a
representative from Cuba's Ministry of Agriculture.
The expansion is under an agricultural cooperation programme between the
Vietnam has transferred its rice cultivation technology to Cuba since
2002 and three stages of the project have been completed so far with
The fourth stage will be deployed in the 2011-2015 period to ensure the
rice supply for the country.
Cuba currently imports about 60 percent of the total 1 million tonnes of
rice consumed in the country annually. Vietnam supplies 400,000 tonnes
to this Latin American nation each year.