Great things are coming for Panama and Cuba
An agreement for scientific and technical cooperation in agriculture was signed between the governments of Cuba and Panama, two weeks after Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela paid an official visit to Cuba, where he met with Raul Castro.
The agreement, which is between two countries " with similar climatic and cultural conditions", was signed by the Cuban ambassador in Panama, Antonio Miguel Pardo Sanchez, and Panamanian Minister of Agriculture Jorge Arango, reports EFE.
Production of biopesticides, urban and suburban agriculture , organic farming, integrated pest management and renewable energy were the areas of cooperation covered by the memorandum of understanding, according to the report.
"Cuba is investigating much in the production of sugarcane, rice and beans,
something that interests and benefits Panama," said Arango in an official statement.
Meanwhile, the Cuban ambassador in Panama said the two countries "are working hard" to solve problems of their populations and "the challenge is to guarantee food, something that is difficult because of the climate change and El Niño phenomenon".