Agriculture Congress in Cuba Debates on Losses Reduction
Havana, Apr 21 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 40 institutions of 15 countries continue today at the 3rd International Congress on Urban, Suburban and Family Agriculture analyzing and evaluating how to avoid losses in the production chain.
Michely Vega, a specialist at the Institute for Fundamental Research in Tropical Agriculture (INIFAT), presented a methodology for the prevention and reduction of losses, which allows quantifying them and formulating an efficient and sustainable solution to this problem, he said.
Another work dealt with the impact of the establishment of mini-industries in the reduction of those, based on a cooperation project to support sustainable agriculture in Cuba.
On this final day of the Congress, which is held at Havana's Convention Center, were exposed about 20 papers related to plant-genetic resources and agriculture and environment.
The economic feasibility of the application of microbial inoculants in the cultivation of black tobacco was presented by Yarilis León, from the Experimental Station of that crop in Pinar del Rio province, where the plant is best developed.
According to the specialist, such application promotes nitrogen fixation and contributes a 10 percent increase in agricultural yield, while reducing the cost of using nitrogen fertilizers.
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