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Agriculture in Matanzas: greater bond and less bureaucracy

Gloria Machado León 27 febrero, 2017

2016 meant a year of challenges for the agricultural sector matancero with transformations in the dynamics of work. However, achieving efficiently estimated productive levels continues as the Achilles’ heel of this territory, as noted during the annual report of the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture in Matanzas.

At the meeting, the first secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) in the province, Teresa Rojas Monzón, called for a greater contribution in food production, because although it is growing in the sector, this growth does not respond to the dynamics Of the country, nor to the demands of the people.

An example of this is that in 2016 more than 35 thousand hectares were planted, however, the productive volume did not exceed 90 percent of the plan estimated as a result of technological indisciplines and deficiencies in the implementation of seed balances at the level Of municipality, companies and productive bases. Not counting the productions that escape to other provinces as a result of the deficits in agricultural contracting.

At the meeting, Jesús Carlos Díaz Fundora, delegate of agriculture in Colón, commented on the operation and importance of internal control in the new structure of the agricultural system, in which the state functions of business were separated. In addition, the director noted the failure to complete the staff of municipal delegations, which impacts on the fulfillment of their state functions.

Isaías Piedra, president of the Basic Unit for Cooperative Production El Sordo, in the municipality of Martí, spoke about the indispensability of guaranteeing technological packages and correctly elaborating production plans. The use of energy carriers, as a way of saving, and illegal diversion of fuel were also valued.

Liván Izquierdo, a member of the PCC Executive Bureau in Matanzas, insisted on the importance of cadre policy and attention to man. In addition, the leader called for a greater link between managers and production bases, and less bureaucracy.

For this year, according to Ricardo Menéndez Chapelín, provincial delegate of Agriculture, the exploitation,  of the land fund will be prioritized, productive and economic efficiency will be worked and measures will be applied to mitigate the effects of the climatological situation in the productions.



Original text by on Feb 27th, 2017

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