Ever since the US implemented the embargo on Cuban goods agriculture in Cuba has been at a steady decline. This drop in exports has had a heavy impact on the country’s standard of living, making food more expensive and cutting a great deal of income that could have been made from trade with the US. Citizens have been growing more and more dissatisfied with this because the lack of funding means less farming resources that the government is able to allocate to private farmers, such as machinery and tools for taking care of crops and animals.
With the US’s changing foreign policy in Cuba, the island has been given an opportunity to increase exports of high priced goods, such as tobacco, honey, and sugar, and therefore create a more productive economic system.
Posted by Sophie Terry