|Cuba is making use of Chinese experience in the cultivation of vegetables to raise the yield of its agricultural production, a senior Cuban official said on Wednesday. |
The President of the National Institute of the State Reserve of Cuba, Moises Sio Wong, praised the techniques used by Chinese farmers, saying they are useful and fit for Cuba.
In a statement to the local press, Sio described the Chinese ability to feed nearly 1.3 billion people by only 22 percent of the world's arable land as a feat.
Chinese producers make full use of agricultural harvests, he said. Besides consuming agricultural products, they also feed themto animals and use them for industrial production.
He referred to studies by the Research Institute for Yams, in Shanghai, China.
Sio said that cultivation of short-cycled yam vegetables would be of interest to Cuba, as shown by the nearly 100-ton-per-hectareoutput secured by Chinese agricultural producers in three consecutive years.
The Chinese research institute was collaborating with the CubanFood Research Institute, in the central province of Villa Clara, exchanging experiences and expertise in agricultural production.