14ymedio, Havana, December 12, 2023 — With the donation of half a dozen tractors to Cuba and the inauguration of two fruit and timber tree nurseries in the municipalities of Artemisa and Mayabeque, the Government of Mexico proclaims that 5,000 people have benefited as part of the Sembrando Vida (Sowing Life) Program, which was announced last June with an investment of 6,000,000 dollars.
According to the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE), “support and inputs in kind” have been delivered, in addition to technical assistance from Cuban and Mexican agronomists to improve cultivation techniques.
As part of the benefits, the report emphasized that the nurseries have an irrigation system that works with solar panels. Donors emphasize that no electrical energy or “other fuel” is necessary, but the truth is that the tractors will need fuel, which is scarce on the Island despite the constant arrival of oil tankers, mainly from Venezuela and Mexico.
The Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (Amexcid), in charge of the program, already implemented in El Salva