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Shortage of potatoes in Cuba

Potatoes are scarce in Cuba. Cuban weekly ‘Trabajadores’ reported last
Monday, that the import prices for seed potatoes has risen sharply and
as a result, only half the total area is being planted, compared to last
year.

At the moment approximately 3200 hectares of potato are being cultivated
in Cuba. This is 57% smaller than the total area of 2013, and a 17%
smaller area than 1990. “It will not be enough for everybody,” warns
‘Trabajadores’. The harvest runs from the end of March to early April.

Publication date: 3/31/2014

Source: Shortage of potatoes in Cuba –
http://www.freshplaza.com/article/119125/Shortage-of-potatoes-in-Cuba

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