Agriculture of el Oriente of Cuba
The Agriculture in the Oriente of Cuba is flimsy in front of the Nature. Because of the climatic conditions this area is shown like an agricultural supply source and it begins to be exploited from the beginning of the colonial stage, as principal establishment of the rice, coffee and the cocoa.
The preservation of the cultivable grounds is the principal task of the farmers of the Oriente of Cuba, for the sake of achieving the biggest quantity in these indispensable foods for the Cuban population's basic feeding.
The Coffee is inseparable part of the identity and routine character of the Cuban people. The best Cuban Coffee is harvested in Santiago de Cuba - province bigger producer of the country - in Sierra Maestra hillsides in the Oriente of Cuba, where the gathering of the grain is carried out manually inside the dense coffee plantations ... more info.
The Cocoa or "Food of the Gods" is cultivated fundamentally in the Oriente of Cuba, being Baracoa – in the county of Guantanamo - the Cuban capital of the crop of this product, as well as the biggest producer of chocolate of the whole Island ... more info.