Agricultural initiatives will be awarded in Cuba

Agricultural initiatives will be awarded in Cuba


Prensa Latina

A contest of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will reward initiatives of field work in Cuba next January, an official statement said today. 

The note adds that it is the Agro-ecology Contest 2019, convened by FAO in conjunction with the Ministry of Agriculture (Minag) of this country. 

The Ministry of Food Industry (Minal), the National Association of Small Farmers (ANAP) and the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians (Actaf), together with the Delegation of the European Union (EU), also joined this call on the island.

This contest will reward 15 innovative initiatives for sustainable rural development in Cuba.

The results, which will be reported in January, were presented to the Evaluation Committee, in a meeting with the participation of Maricela Díaz, Director of Science and Technology, Innovation and Environment of Minag, specifies the note.

Such results appear after a year of work in which 253 proposals from all over the country were evaluated. Convened at the end of 2019, the contest aimed to systematize experiences in Agro-ecology and Sustainable Agriculture with the best potential in the country.

The call seeks to consolidate alliances, articulate efforts and revitalize solutions for sustainable rural development in the country, and towards the Latin American region. 

As explained by the Coordinator of the Actaf National Agroecological Program, Roberto Caballero, the projects to be awarded were grouped into three categories: agro-ecological farms, appropriate technologies, and promotion methodologies.

The 15 selected initiatives will be compiled into a portfolio available to national and international technicians and institutions to scale, replicate or use as reference elements for the development of sectoral public policies.