Agriculture in Cuba requires transition towards sustainability


During the celebration of an occasion on agroecology, Rodríguez highlighted the necessity to obtain agricultural extension with an more and more large participation of our farmers with ideas of manufacturing utilizing these practices and sustainability in instances of shortage.

On the opposite hand, the consultant of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Cuba, Marcelo Resende, thought-about that the brand new financial context and agroecology in the nation have three basic pillars.

The first, he mentioned, is the event of this exercise throughout the framework of updating the financial mannequin, in an setting of improvement and openness with devices to hold out their productions in extra autonomous methods.

Second, agroecology throughout the framework of present native improvement, is a technique contemplated in all of the island’s authorized devices.

One can not communicate of agroecology, nor of meals sovereignty with out improvement, he mentioned, it’s a new problem, granting extra autonomy to native energy.

Finally, the applying of science, expertise and innovation in the context of selling and strengthening them. Resende careworn that it’s essential to scale agroecological practices and added the significance of worldwide cooperation and present how Cuba has organized a community that features political actors in multiplying these experiences.

Regarding the scaling of the tasks, Resende estimated there are 4 fundamental parts, the necessity for inputs and technological gear, strengthening the nationwide community, in addition to change, coaching and qualification of all of the farms.

Another problem for agroecology in Cuba is to display its financial viability, he identified, and we should have technical and scientific proof to show it.

On at the present time, the initiative and modern evidences of sustainable agriculture and agroecology for scalable rural improvement in Cuba have been achieved. It was launched in 2019 with the help of the European Union and technical help from FAO, and the management of the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Industry, the National Association of Small Farmers and the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians.

Of the 251 most modern experiences in agroecology and sustainable agriculture in the nation, 15 have been awarded.