Cuban tobacco growers reinvest income to buy tractors


Tobacco producers of the famous Havana cigars announced today the reinvestment of their income in the purchase of tractors in order to boost the campaign of that important economic sector in Cuba.

The news was published in Wednesday’s edition of the Granma newspaper, in which reference is made to the acquisition, in the western Cuban province of Pinar del Río, of 270 tractors this year.

The report points out that thanks to a financing scheme through which they receive part of the payment for their harvests in foreign currency, the farmers are able to acquire these type of machines.

During the delivery of the first batch of 45 of these tractors in Pinar del Río, a territory that provides between 60 and 70 percent of the tobacco harvested in the country, the president of the Tabacuba Business Group, Marino Murillo, stressed the importance of the event.

Another batch of more than 20 tractors was transferred to the provinces of Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara and Cienfuegos.

The president of Tabacuba highlighted the willingness of Pinar del Río’s farmers to carry out the campaign, despite the enormous damage caused by Hurricane Ian on September 27, a few days before the beginning of the planting season.

Source: Lao News Agency