09/04/13- Prensa Latina (Habana) - Brazilian Delegation Visits Cuban Agriculture Research Center
Havana, Sep 3 (PL) A delegation visiting Cuba from Rio Grande do Sul will
make a stop in Matanzas today, to exchange experiences with authorities
from that western province and tour the Indio Hatuey Agriculture Research
Tomorrow the group will also visit small agricultural producers in the
Perico municipality of Matanzas, to learn about local agricultural and
The delegation, visiting Havana since Sunday, September 1, intends to offer
its assistance with rice and milk production, and strengthen relations
between Brazilian and Cuban agricultural institutions, its members told the
The group will remain here for a week as part of a working program to
develop the second stage of the Decentralized Cooperation Project with Cuba
in Agriculture, a project underway for the past year which is meant to
solidify such collaboration.
Among others, the group includes officers from Brazil's Secretariats of
Agriculture, Livestock and Agribusiness (FEPAGRO), its Rural Development,
Fishery and Cooperatives institution (EMATER), and the Rio Grande do Sul
Rice Institute (IRGA).
The delegation's working program includes the signing of a cooperation
agreement between the IRGA and Grain Research Institute (IIGranos) of Cuba,
and a visit to pharmaceutical company LABIOFAM, among other activities.
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