Suburban Agriculture Advances in Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Oct. 5 — The suburban agriculture programme was extended to 57 of Cuba’s 169 municipalities, Adolfo Rodríguez Nodals, head of the National Urban Agriculture Group who directs that initiative, said. The program’s aim is to create a green belt around the population settlements to meet their inhabitants’ food needs. According to the specialist, by March 2011 almost all the island’s municipalities should be incorporated into this plan, reported IPS.