[Press release]Cuba conducts agricultural technical cooperation mission to Dominica

A delegation from the Republic of Cuba is conducting a technical cooperation mission to Dominica from April 25- May 5, 2023 to undertake assessments of the island’s agricultural sector and provide technical advice.

The delegation is led by Cuba’s Deputy Minister for Agriculture – San Loys Martinez Diosnel, accompanied by three (3) technical specialists from Cuba’s Ministry of Agriculture. The Governments of Dominica and the Republic of Cuba, on August 22, 2022, entered a five (5) year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate

consultation and coordination for strengthening technical cooperation on agriculture between both countries. The MOU was signed following discussions held during an official visit to Cuba led by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit in April 2022.

While here, the specialists are meeting with representatives of technical missions including the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD) and the SAC Agriculture Center.Field visits are planned to the Central Livestock Farm, Londonderry Tissue Culture Hardening Facility, Woodfordhill Agriculture Station and the Chinese Technical Mission in Portsmouth; as well as to cassava production facilities, farms, and hydroponic and aquaculture enterprises.

The technical mission aligns with the Government of Dominica’s goals to increase the sector’s contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to $700 million by 2030; and establish networks and forge alliances among multiple state actors, producers, processors, fishers, aggregators, and bilateral partners to strategically plan, redesign and execute a transformative agenda for optimal performance in the agricultural sector.

Over the past decades, the Republic of Cuba has provided direct support to the Commonwealth of Dominica, particularly in the education and health sectors, along with training of agricultural technicians in the fields of veterinary medicine, agronomy, and economics.

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2 Comments

  1. Pay Day will come
    May 3, 2023

    You killed it and seeking ways to resurrect it? It is gone and cannot come back. Where does Cuba export agricultural products to? 75% of Dominican farmers don’t have access to their land and there is no indication that this government is interested in building roads for farmers. I was offered approximately 5 acres of agricultural land at an affordable price in a very fertile and verdant land. But how would I be able to transport my goods? So I have no idea why this government keep fooling the people and making deals that profit only themselves. One of my earnest wishes is to see that this government is removed. I could feel the joy, peace and pride already. I want to be proud of my country once more. Dominica has turned upside down. I’m not able to function in the mist of such chaos and all types of foreigners who want to push me out of my country. In my estimation I don’t think Dominica has a government. Actually, I don’t know what we have and it’s very sad to tears. Change coming

  2. RastarMarn
    May 3, 2023

    Yes!!!

    Now allyou need to Link wiff dem Dominicanos too!!!

    Kick out dem Chinaman Dem already!!!

    PLEASE!!!

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