Plowing the Future / Regina Coyula

It’s not an ox, but it looks like one. Photo: OLPL

Evelio requested land and they gave him a piece of brush that he made productive. He just had a bumper crop and has requested more land. Evelio has involved his family and everyone worked very hard. They want to grow and prosper. But if Evelio wanted to buy a tractor, a tiny little tractor that would better their working conditions, he can’t, because he’s not authorized. Animal traction is the technology limit in this legislation what also needs to be reformed, because it is unthinkable to develop any kind of agriculture in the 21at Century with hoes and oxen.

January 11 2012