Vietnam giving Cuba lessons on rice growing

Really, is this the best propaganda Havana can come up with?  What an embarassment, considering that in Cuba before Castro,  the island nation of Cuba was ranked fourth in the region for rice production.  A fact from the UN FAO Yearbook 1961, p. 50.

Excerpt from Commodity Online:

Training course on rice cultivation techniques lectured by Vietnamese experts opened in the Cuban western province of Pinar del Rio on Sept. 20.

During the course, Vietnamese experts will introduce Cuban farmers techniques in rice production from cultivation and irrigation to care.

The course is part of a cooperation programme to promote Rice production in Cuban between the two countries, which also brought Vietnamese specialists to other seven provinces of Cuba . The programme is scheduled to go on until 2015.

2015?  Is that an end date for the regime? Optimistic aren’t they?