Vertientes, Camagüey.- The subsidiary of the Association of Agricultural and Forest Technicians (ACTAF) of this municipality in southern Camagüey, is taking part in a project for reforesting the road connecting the municipal capital with a historical place: Potrero de Jimaguayú.
There, Major General Ignacio Agramonte y Loynaz – the main military leader in the 20th-century in Camaguey province - fell in action on March 11th, 1873. This hero has an outstanding service record to his Homeland in the war against the Spanish metropolis.
The project will be put in practice by the Vertientes Farm Enterprise, the Road Company, and the cooperative and private farmer sectors, which has several farmhouses in the area, most of them created by Decree-Law No. 259 that regulates the granting of land plots in usufruct.
The reforestation actions include two technical processes directed to planting both fruit and timber trees in 4 hectares, as well as to planting living fencing posts to favor the area’s livestock development and contribute to sustainable agriculture on agro-ecological bases.
Each of these regeneration programs has over 20,000 Cuban pesos available for financing, and both will be certified in accordance with the labor standards of the State Forestry Service, which makes it possible for forest ranges in three years, while for fencing posts the regeneration program must be carried out 12 months after they are planted.
Vertientes banks on several examples concerning forestry recovery advised by the ACTAF, which evidence the implementation of the Guidelines of the agroindustrial policy oked by the 6th Congress of Cuba's Communist Party. Some of the most remarkable are “Los milicianos” and “El Paraíso” farmhouses, which are part of the local farm enterprise.