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FAO implements agricultural practices in Cuba

By: CubaPLUS Magazine
May 09, 2024
FAO implements agricultural practices in Cuba

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) approved the implementation in Cuba of sustainable forestry, agroforestry, and silvopastoral practices in the face of climate challenges.

With funding from the Green Climate Fund and FAO technical assistance, the Cuban Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) is responsible for implementing the project called Climate Resilience in Cuba’s Agricultural Ecosystems, the international organization recalled.

As part of the initiative, another workshop was held among farmers, ranchers, and technicians to share experiences on the implantation of different crops, forest plantations, fruit trees, fodders, and shade trees in hectares of land previously covered with marabou weed.

According to FAO, the meeting focused on presenting the results of the transformations underway to increase the food, meat, and dairy production in the country’s seven municipalities that are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change.

Participants emphasized the importance of diversifying agricultural and livestock production systems and the efficient use of natural resources to ensure sustainable production and environmental protection.

They also strengthen training and knowledge sharing among stakeholders in the sector.

(With information from Prensa Latina)

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