Strengthening the Horticulture Sector in Cuba through the Involvement of Private Sector Actors

Cuba imports over 80 percent of its food, and demand is growing. The Cuban government wants to be less dependent on foreign imports.  
To meet the growing demand for food the Cuban government has tried to boost the food production in Cuba through a variety of laws, with variable results. The lack of practical knowledge, good-quality inputs (seeds) and loans strongly hinders the development of the agricultural sector, and the horticulture sector.