Category: Agriculture

Farming Demands Heavy Investment

Farming Demands Heavy Investment

Cuban agriculture has withered for decades under a policy framework that requires cooperatives to sell goods to the state at fixed prices. The system ensures a steady income for farmers, but it also deflects investment. Farmers operate with antiqued or failed machinery. Lack of hard currency means that spare parts  More ►

Columbus Ate Guava Paste

Columbus Ate Guava Paste

Cuba is a siren call to investors, although some sectors, such as agriculture, will lag the investment cycle because of deep government involvement. More than 30% of the land mass in Cuba is allocated to crop cultivation. But it is highly inefficient, requiring Havana to import the bulk of its foodstuffs. Enthusiastic  More ►