Cuba Promotes Sustainable Agriculture

Cuban agriculture experts are immersed in the promotion of food production through more efficient and sustainable means.

In statements to the Cuban News Agency, an official with the Cuban Association of Agriculture and Forest Technicians, Hiram Fano, (ACTAF), explained that important and feasible initiatives are being expanded throughout the country through a program of exchange among grassroots' producers.

The project encourages the development of sustainable organic agriculture in harmony with nature and society. It comprises production- related initiatives tailored to meet local needs and based on resources in each area, explained Fano.

He said ACTAF has more than 20,000 members and works in conjunction with the Cuban Agriculture Ministry and farmers to contribute to increasing production and promoting further training. Among the actions led by the association are the editing of books, magazines and technical pamphlets.

It also promotes educational workshops like the 7th International Meeting on Organic and Sustainable Agriculture that came to an end this Friday at the National Hotel in Havana, said Fano. The forum paid special attention to the training of human resources, while the experiences on effective agricultural practices were exchanged.