Cuba increases actions to protect its soils
2 de julio de 2020, 0:30
Havana, Jul 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is currently increasing actions to raise food production, among them the protection and improvement of its soils, of which 76.8 percent classify as little or very little productive.
Usual droughts and other degradation agents affect this essential resource to produce food, the head of the Department of Soils and Fertilizers of the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG), Dagoberto Rodriguez, told Prensa Latina.
To face the negative impact of the global economic crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, the country is intensifying the use of its soils to produce food with its own resources and measures aimed at greater protection and improvement of the cultivable area.
In order to meet the aforementioned goal, MINAG invests annually between 40 and 50 million pesos (the same amount in dollars at the official exchange rate).
This also includes actions against salinization of lands, improvement of natural fertility, production and development of organic fertilizers and growing drainage.
Rodriguez remarked that this is a project based on sustainable land management to achieve the preservation of natural resources such as water and forest, in order to fully face all the factors that have to do with soil degradation.
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