Cuban farmers allowed to sell produce directly to tourism sector

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first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Image via: havanajournal.comHAVANA, Cuba (ACN) — As of December 1, Cuban farmers will be able to sell their produce directly to tourist facilities, without having to use a governmental enterprise as an intermediary.Managers at the different hotels, restaurants and other service facilities will contract directly fresh produce, such as vegetables, rice, and also vegetable charcoal from the cooperatives, and the currency to be used is Cuban pesos.The new regulations, published in the Gaceta Official (Official Gazette), aim at changing the existing stockpiling and commercialization system to reduce losses incurred in the past where the producer and the end-client were separated by a tangle of red-tape.At the same time, the measure will boost the developing of mechanisms of supplies within the tourist industry, allowing it to give a better use to the local productive networks.This new sale-purchase mechanism will not replace the existing one, but it will be an alternative to speed up the process, improve the quality of the products the customers receive, while adding variety. Also it will help to reduce transportation costs and losses.Both the hotel and restaurant managers with have the authority to discuss prices with farmers directly and set the timeline for deliveries that won’t affect the proper functioning of the facilities.Caribbean News Nowcenter_img NewsRegional Cuban farmers allowed to sell produce directly to tourism sector by: – November 24, 2011 Share 23 Views   no discussionslast_img

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