Award for field work – Escambray

Award for field work – Escambray
Award for field work – Escambray

After 17 years and for the second time in the history of the province, Sancti Spíritus obtains the headquarters of the national event for Farmer’s Day, a fair stimulus to the work of the Anapista organization and the producers, on whom the main contribution of food falls.

More than 80 percent of agricultural production in the province is in the hands of the cooperative and peasant sector. (Photo: José Luis Camellón/Escambray).

In times when agricultural foods and their prices are the focus of daily concerns and producing is a real challenge, Sancti Spíritus won the headquarters of the national event for Farmer’s Day, which this May 17 coincides with the 65th anniversary of the signing of the Agrarian Reform Law and 63 of the constitution of the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP).

The conquest of the Sancti Spiritus organization implies a fair recognition of the work of the organization, the families and the producers, those who carry on their shoulders the largest contributions of food in the territory.

But, if you want to assess the scope of the distinction, it is enough to say that, after 17 years, for the second time in the history of the province, Sancti Spíritus obtains the headquarters of the national event for May 17.

Between contrasts and detractors, between food that is scarce or not enough, between commercial mechanisms that put pressure, between high prices and a hundred more problems, the real work of that army of inhabitants of rural areas that faces it every day of the year survives. to the furrow and the back to the sun; that invests even hope to get food from the earth.

Once the euphoria that the news brought to all corners of the Sancti Spiritus countryside has subsided, Eidy Díaz Fernández, president of the ANAP in the province, internalizes the reasons that led the territory to deserve the national headquarters and several have their genesis in the stability of the internal functioning, while an illustrative data emerges regarding the growth of the organization: for the first time the membership exceeds 29,000 members.

The number of young people that the sector has within its ranks to direct and organize all processes stands out as a relevant element, an obligatory path for continuity; Another indicator that added points to the territory is the rise of women to Anapista membership, with 25 percent representation, while 26 cooperatives are directed by women.

“The headquarters of the national event is a stimulus for the ANAP and all the affiliates in Sancti Spíritus, because from the ideological work and the internal functioning, attention is channeled to the peasant

and to productive activity, in a purely agricultural territory, where more than 80 percent of production is in the hands of the cooperative and peasant sector; That is why the greatest prize that can exist is to host the celebration of May 17,” said Eidy Díaz.

“Not at all,” he stressed, “this headquarters means that all the problems have already been solved. Within the rest of the provinces we have shown a difference, but we are dissatisfied with production and prices, we must look for better results in the land, in marketing, yields, care and control of livestock; However, the effort made by those who are directly in the field is undoubted and deserves all social recognition.”

 
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