Army General Raul Castro Ruz sent a greeting to the members of the Urban Agriculture Movement.
Cárdenas, Matanzas -Army General Raúl Castro Ruz, leader of the Cuban Revolution, sent his greetings to those who promote the Urban Agriculture Movement in the country, an idea of which he was the promoter and driving force 36 years ago.
This was made known by the member of the Political Bureau and Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, at the national event of that program, held at the Zeoponico in this city, which highlighted the results of this province in the current year.
Marrero recognized the decisive role of the Movement, for its integrality and economic dynamics, and for obtaining healthy and innocuous products, in addition to the impact on the municipality’s scenario.
Although he appreciated the progress, with the incorporation of new areas in exploitation, higher yields and the incorporation of more families in food production, the Prime Minister called to consolidate in 2024 those initiatives undertaken this year, as well as to increase the number of organopónicos, flower beds, and yards and plots.
The six outstanding provinces, outstanding producers, experts and founders of the Movement were recognized at the ceremony.
The Head of Government was accompanied by the Deputy Prime Minister, Jorge Luis Tapia Fonseca; by Major General Eliecer Velázquez Almaguer, head of the Youth Labor Army; by Major General Andrés Laureano González Brito, head of the Central Army; by Susely Morfa González, first secretary of the Provincial Committee of the Party, and by other leaders of the Government, the FAR, the Ministry of the Interior and Agriculture.
During the event, it was ratified that urban, suburban and family agriculture contributes to the availability of food, and is an increasingly popular, safe and productive alternative.