International project promotes sustainable agro-landscapes in Cuba
The international cooperation project "Integrating biodiversity in agricultural and livestock landscapes of relevant ecosystems in eastern Cuba" had its official presentation on the island.
The initiative, a joint work of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture (Minag), advocates sustainable production practices that have an impact on biodiversity conservation.
The project will operate in six municipalities in the eastern region of the country (Buey Arriba, Bartolome Maso and Guisa, in Granma; Guama, (in Santiago de Cuba); Baracoa and Maisi, (Guantanamo), in cocoa, coffee and coconut crops, as well as livestock.
Project coordinator in the Cuban office of FAO Enrique Moret said that they will also work with the Antonio Nuñez Jimenez Foundation of Nature and Man for the recovery of the soil in those areas.
Meanwhile, the director of Science, Technique, Innovation and Environment of the Minag, Telce Abdel Gonzalez, highlighted the relevance of the initiative in contributing to the country’s economy and the quality of life of the inhabitants in these territories.
(With information from Prensa Latina)