Monday, June 17, 2019
Havana.- The Cuban agricultural sector is promoting the production of seeds, with a view to reducing imports.
According to experts, Cuba acquires only three or four percent of the seeds it needs abroad.
The imported seeds are mainly onion, radish, beet and cabbage, and they total 65 to 80 tons a year, as well as 12,000 to 14,000 tons of potatoes.
In addition, there are species whose import is mandatory because some do not produce seeds in Cuba's climatic conditions.
Cuba sows some 850,000 hectares each year of roots, vegetables, grains and fruit, therefore the need to import these inputs.