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Cuba develops crops adapted to climate change

 IPS 02 July 2019

Cabbage, broccoli, carrots, onions and other resistant vegetables are being grown by researchers in Cuba, who for decades have been working to design plants adapted to the tropical conditions in the Caribbean region. (820 Words) - By Ivet González

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Resistance to drought is one of the main aims of crop improvement researchers in Cuba. Photo: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

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Many families in Cuba find it hard to afford fresh produce, which is often sold in farmers’ markets at high prices.Photo: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

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Researcher María Benítez is now working with arugula, a salad green that isn’t sold in Cuba yet. Photo: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS

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Laura Muñoz is the researcher who has developed the largest number of varieties of vegetables in Cuba. Photo: Jorge Luis Baños/IPS


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