Monotonous sugar production has left Cuban soils suffering

By Patricia Grogg

HAVANA, Cuba, August 28, 2003(Tierramérica): The sugar industry is among the major contributors to the degradation of Cuban soil, a problem affecting nearly 70 percent of cultivable areas on the island. According to official figures, the soils in 11 of Cuba's 14 provinces suffer from erosion, compaction, acidity, salinity and lack of organic material, but the phenomenon is most dramatic in the east, where the island's most fragile ecosystems are found. The situation is beginning to look combustible but a newly enacted government enforced ceiling on sugar production may have positive effects beyond the desired result of higher sugar prices. MORE>


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