Radio26.Cu – Matanzas, Cuba


Countryside youth meeting, the space to dialogue.

Tamara Caridad Mesa González 2 julio, 2019

The attention to the young producers of the province of Matanzas and its protagonism in the agro-alimentary sphere will center the Peasant Youth Asset that will be developed next Saturday in the Cooperative of Agricultural Production Alberto Delgado, of the municipality of Perico.

As a result of the partnership between the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) and the Union of Young Communists (UJC), the newcomers gain space to exchange experiences and expose their concerns.

Today more than two thousand young people are part of the sector, a representative figure that grows every year, said Soel Leyva Hernández, an official of the peasant organization.

«This is a process that comes from the bottom up and the problems include attention to producers, access to inputs and the lack of activities for the recreation of these young people in certain areas. However, it is a priority for ANAP work because of its importance in the current economic context. »

René Pérez Rodríguez, an official of the UJC in the province of Matanzas, explained that the work of the 153 peasant youth brigades is a strength.

«We work in the preparation of the peasants in credit and service cooperatives and agricultural production cooperatives, where today there are 102 grassroots committees of the youth organization of the Communist Party of Cuba.»

Likewise, the circles of interest, the pioneer camps are rescued and students are encouraged to opt for agricultural careers in areas with agricultural potential.

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