The Centre for Foreign Economic Cooperation under the Chinese ministry of agriculture recently organised a seminar in Havana to offer guidance to Cuban silk industry representatives on improving production and industrialization of the fibre and explore avenues for bilateral growth. China-Cuba cooperation in sericulture began five years ago.
The seminar included visits to production sites and training on new techniques. China also operates a small experimental sericulture field in Cuba. Cuba’s agriculture ministry seeks to expand its five-year sericulture program and attract Chinese investment in the sector. The country is adopting sericulture as a sustainable alternative to support the development of its biomedical, biotechnological and textile industries, expecting rise in employment and income.