Cuba’s Agro-Industrial Food Fair

Photo Feature by Elio Delgado Valdes

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HAVANA TIMES — The Fiagrop 2013 International Agro-Industrial Food Fair — held from March 25 to 31 at Havana’s Rancho Boyeros fairground — enjoyed the participation of 34 Cuban companies and 11 foreign companies (from seven countries) that presented their products.

Unlike previous years, when only farm products were featured, this time the event was more comprehensive; it had the participation of national companies under the ministries of Industries and the Food Industry, as well those associated with the Azcuba sugar group.

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The fair provided a framework for the exchange of technologies, supplies and final products, as well serving to promote business opportunities with foreign companies.

It exhibited fine specimens of cattle and horses, and held an international rodeo and a “coleo” (high-speed cattle chases), a favorite sport of Cuban farmers and ranchers. These two aspects are the focus of this photo feature.

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One thought on “Cuba’s Agro-Industrial Food Fair

  • April 3, 2013 at 1:43 pm
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    Very nice photographs! The father & son in cowboy hats (#18) is very sweet.

    I am curious, what is the bread of cattle shown in the pictures? It looks like an Indian zebu. Is that breed common in Cuba? What other breeds are raised there?

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