HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 25 (ACN) In tune with the need to strengthen the performance of farmer cooperatives towards higher results, the National Small Farmer Association replaced or released 632 cooperative presidents from their posts.
The measure was taken during the 8th plenary session of the organization.
No cooperative can achieve good results without the appropriate performance by farmer leaders, said the president of the organization Felix Gonzalez during the plenary session, according to Granma newspaper.
In the face of such a challenge, the training of cooperative executives was a major issue considered by participants at the meeting.
Agriculture minister Gustavo Rodriguez said that cooperative leaders may take training courses offered by the ministry on technical and juridical subjects, which are necessary for the everyday performance of the agricultural entities.
Rodriguez stressed the need to permanently overview contractual relations between cooperatives and state entities and the adaptation of contracts to current conditions in each entity.
Association president Felix Gonzalez recalled that a major objective of the organization for 2013 is the training of a larger number of young executives to guarantee a source of leaders and increase food production.