Shortage of potatoes in Cuba

Potatoes are scarce in Cuba. Cuban weekly 'Trabajadores' reported last Monday, that the import prices for seed potatoes has risen sharply and as a result, only half the total area is being planted, compared to last year. 

At the moment approximately 3200 hectares of potato are being cultivated in Cuba. This is 57% smaller than the total area of 2013, and a 17% smaller area than 1990. "It will not be enough for everybody," warns 'Trabajadores'. The harvest runs from the end of March to early April. 

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