Havana, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 13 countries debated the potential of soy and its genetic improvement in Cuba on Friday, during the final session of the 5th International Rice Conference and the 1st Symposium on Grains.
Rodobaldo Ortiz of the National Institute of Agricultural Sciences of Cuba was set to give a presentation on Cuban efforts in the last few decades to achieving gradual development of soy production.
The director of the Institute of Grain Research and chairman of the conference organizing committee, Telce Gonzales, was to give a talk on the link between research and production.
Uruguayan Gabriella Dotta was also on the list, to talk about her country´s experience with rice quality.
The event taking place at Havana´s Convention Center with the participation of 250 specialists was also focused on issues such harvest and post-harvest, and featured a workshop on pesticides.
Discussions on Thursday focused on the integrated management of pesticides and technologies for small-scale production.
Specialists from Brazil, Colombia, United States, Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, Guatemala and Switzerland are participating in the event along with Cuban specialists and leading producers.Ω