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Company in western Cuban province encourages fruit cultivation for export

JAGUEY GRANDE, Matanzas, Cuba, Sep 13 ( ACN) The Victoria de Giron Agroindustrial Enterprise, in this locality, encourages the cultivation of guava and other fruit trees from which juices, oils and pulp can be extracted both for export and to meet the demands of the tourism sector and the population.

One of the main productive centers of Matanzas province and an export center, diversifies production and in lands that used to only grow citrus fruits now grow mamey, avocado, mango, pump fruit and different crops such as banana, cassava, beans and other products to satisfy the people's needs.

Arsenio Gonzalez Rodriguez, director of the entity, explained to the Cuban News Agency that the aim is to increase with the productive bases the mini-industries to process fruits, and that today the company serves three new type of markets in Jaguey Grande, Havana and Matanzas, with products highly demanded by the people.

This company, main source of employment in this southern municipality of the province of Matanzas, plans to access the development bank fund for cattle raising, which today has 14,000 hectares dedicated to that purpose, and aspires to reach 16,000 heads of cattle.

In addition, where oranges used to grow, they are currently promoting guava on 100 hectares and, according to Carlos Ferro, their manager, before the end of this year they will have some 300 hectares.

They do not give up citrus and grow lemon, orange and grapefruit to deliver to the industry, said Ferro, whose nectars, oils and juices are sources of income for the export center.


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