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16/08/2018

Cuba sweetens land grant program for farmers

Cuba said on Tuesday it was doubling the amount of land it granted would-be farmers and the lengths of their leases in an effort to increase stagnating agricultural output.

Farmer in Vega de Palma, Cuba

In Cuba, despite the leasing of small parcels of land to some 200,000 would-be-farmers over the last decade, huge swaths remain fallow.

Former President Raul Castro began leasing land, decentralizing decision-making and introducing market mechanisms into the sector a decade ago. But most of the effort has faltered and the state has backtracked on market reforms, once more assigning resources, setting prices and controlling most distribution.

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