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21/07/2017

Cuban representatives call for greater integration in food development

The packaging issue clearly demonstrates that the increase in agricultural production does not always correspond to the rest of the industry. 

A man buying products at the market.

The importance of achieving an effective link between agriculture and industry in order to maximize agricultural production was the focus of the recent debate of the Cuban Parliament Services and Agricultural/Food Commissions.

Legislators insisted on the importance of the shortage of packaging for the fruit and vegetable harvests, which they claim generates the loss of numerous resources. Eloy Álvarez Martínez, Deputy Minister of Industry, explained that the demand for small tinplate packaging in recent years has grown by 332% as a result of the country's agricultural development. 

Please note that this article was not originally written in this language.
This article is incomplete. Click here to read the full text from its original source, Radio Nuevitas
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