Villa Clara: headquarters of the central event for the Day of the Cuban Science

Villa Clara: headquarters of the central event for the Day of the Cuban Science

Given its scientific-technological results, mainly in the agricultural sector, the province of Villa Clara will host the central event for the Day of Cuban Science on January 15th.

Jorge Gomez Torres, director of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (CITMA), announced the decision to grant Villa Clara the organization of the actions by the date, at a meeting with Cuban journalists in which he enumerated the main impacts of the territory.

He cited in particular the results of the Productive Poles, among them, obtaining 20 thousand coffee plants by somatic embryogenesis (embryos from cells), in support of the coffee program and the production of high-yield beans.

The manager mentioned the technologies of seeds of bananas, obtained by biotechnological routes through a process of linking with the biographical system of agriculture, the introduction of new varieties of food and vegetables, with high productive potential, and some varieties resistant to climate change.

Yoanis Viera Olmo, head of the Science and Environment Unit of the CITMA in Villa Clara, also referred to the scientific priorities of the territory, including the development of a manual for training on the population aging aimed at the government management.

The Cuban Science Day was instituted in the country in 1990, coinciding with the 30th anniversary of the definition by the highest leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro, of the role of science in the socio-economic development of the nation.