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Agriculture in Cuba requires transition towards sustainability

Agriculture in Cuba requires transition towards sustainability
Havana, Nov 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Vice Minister of Agriculture, Rodolfo Rodríguez, said here that the most pressing urgencies in the sector are the lack of inputs and the need for a transition towards sustainable food sovereignty.

The first, he said, is the development of this activity within the framework of updating the economic model, in an environment of development and openness with instruments to carry out their productions in more autonomous ways.One cannot speak of agroecology, nor of food sovereignty without development, he said, it is a new challenge, granting more autonomy to local power.Another challenge for agroecology in Cuba is to demonstrate its economic viability, he pointed out, and we must have technical and scientific evidence to prove it.ef/msm/tdd #CUBA AGROECOLOGY REQUIRED p

On the other hand, the representative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Cuba, Marcelo Resende, considered that the new economic context and agroecology in the country have three fundamental pillars.It was launched in 2019 with the support of the European Union and technical assistance from FAO, and the leadership of the Ministries of Agriculture and Food Industry, the National Association of Small Farmers and the Cuban Association of Agricultural and Forestry Technicians.

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