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Paper thin profits - supplying Cuba's cigar industry

By hoof and hand
  • Crops and outcrops
  • Plough on
  • By hoof and hand
  • Size matters
  • Hung out to dry
  • Paper thin profits
  • Quality guaranteed
  • Cigar country
  • National pride

By hoof and hand

Tobacco seedlings are grown in a nursery for six weeks before being transplanted to the fields. While the plants are still small the land can be lightly re-ploughed using ox drawn machinery. Later, weeding is done by hand.



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