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Cuba dissolved more than 400 farm cooperatives since 2008: official

October 19, 2013 More than 400 of Cuba's farm cooperatives on state-owned land have been dissolved over the last five years because they weren't profitable, despite reforms aimed at opening the market, an official said Friday. Ricardo Monzon, an agriculture ministry official said 295 co-ops have closed since August 2012 alone, bringing the total since 2008 to 434. The shuttered co-ops "did not generate the profits necessary for self-financing," Monzon said on Cuban television. The land…

Major crop output likely to slip by 2.3% in FY13: CMIE

MUMBAI, Oct 22, 2012: The production of major crops, both food and non-food, is likely to fall by about 2.3 per cent in 2012-13 as sowing has remained slow, as per economic think tank Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE). “Production of major crops is projected to decline in 2012-13. A fall in output of both food and non-food crops is expected to dip by 2.3 per cent,” CMIE said in its monthly report. As of September 28, Kharif acreage continued to remain sluggish and sowing…

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