Contramaestre, a municipality in the province of Santiago de Cuba, due to its prominence in agriculture, pays a well-deserved tribute to the Science Day, with important results.
Station of Validation and Technology Transfer, belonging to the National Institute of Tropical Viands, (INIVIT), the only one of its kind in the eastern region, it develops a series of researches to discern the varieties of greater production in this territory.
As a result of the studies carried out, Contramaestre has introduced the varieties of maize MAIG Dorado, Diamante, 5461, 5462 and Esmeralda. Already some producers who harvest it testify to its high yields, over 4.5 tons per hectare.
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has every reason to congratulate and praise the work of science in Cuba as it appears in his Twitter account.
Cuba is already that future that Fidel (Castro) drew with his ideas on Cuban Science, in 1960,’ the president wrote on Twitter and added that the development of that sector in the Caribbean nation ‘inspires and drives us every day.
In his message, Díaz-Canel referred to the phrase of the historical leader of the Cuban Revolution who said that ‘the future of our Homeland must necessarily be a future of men of science’.
Cuba bets on reaching scientific and technological sovereignty, an especially important objective for the nation’s authorities in the midst of the complex international scenario due to the Covid-19.
In this sense, the Head of State recognized the day before the importance of two innovative projects of the national science in front of the pandemic.
Through his Twitter account, the president mentioned the ‘creation of a diagnostic device for the magnetic extraction of RNA with nanotechnology’, which will allow the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
In addition, Díaz-canel shared another text from the national newspaper Granma in which the advances of the island in the production of pulmonary ventilators are exposed.
The nation was the first in the Latin American region to develop four vaccination candidates against Covid-19 (Soberana 01, Soberana 02, Mambisa and Abdala).
Every January 15, the largest of the Antilles celebrates Cuban Science Day, a date established in 1990.
On that day in 1960, during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Cuban Speleological Society, Fidel Castro gave a speech in which he outlined the basis of the policy of human training, professional and scientific development of the young Revolution.
(With information from RHC)