Coffee croppers from the north-eastern Cuban province of Holguin keep implementing a program aimed at improving production. They have so far reached remarkable results this year, like planting 290 hectares, as they continue on picking coffee the current harvest.
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The new fields so far planted exceeds the year's plan by tour percent, but they still could maker it better, said Orlando Escalona, the coordinator of the Mountain Group in the Territorial Delegation of Agriculture in Holguin.
Holguin ranks fourth in Cuba after the provinces of Santiago de Cuba, Guantanamo and Granma.
Coffee production in Holguin province has been hit by the adverse climate conditions and the lack of resources like fertilizers and better quality seeds.
Anyhow, coffee croppers are committed to exceed the plan of 300 hectares to be planted, as they keep paying attention to the fields in order to reach higher yield, Escalona said.
The difference to other branches, the cycle of coffee production needs five years to reach a stable path.
Coffee harvest still has two months to go and get higher outcomes yet. / By Al Dia / Translated by Radio Angulo.