Cuba was hit by hurricanes Gustv, Ike and Paloma this year that totally destroyed the poultry industry and the infrastructure of hatcheries and broiler houses.
Despite financial assistance from China, Brazil and Venezuela, it was the lack of building materials on the Island that was the biggest problem in re-building again.
Suffice to say priority went to the homes and dwellings of the people of Cuba, before farming could be considered and this has left Cuba with no basics to re-kindle the industry.
Making matters worse crops were destroyed and washed away, the drying sheds for tobacco were obliterated along with the tobacco within and the sugar harvest was a non event.
The new government of Raul Castro had released the government hold on farming, allocating small farms to anyone willing to work the land and allowing them to pocket the profits