Russia allocates resources for school nutrition in Cuba and Nicaragua
Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) Russia allocated some 10 million dollars to the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) to finance the development of sustainable school feeding systems in Cuba and Nicaragua, it was reported here today.
According to a note from the Moscow embassy in Havana, financing the expenses associated with the implementation in the years 2020-2024 of projects aimed at these objectives implies the use of national productive capacities of small farmers and cooperatives in the aforementioned countries. .
These initiatives are reinforced with components such as the purchase of agricultural machinery and the provision of consulting and expert services in the field of disaster risk reduction and climate change for the agricultural sector, the report points out.
On the other hand, it was also known that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs was in charge of informing the WFP about this decision and, together with the Ministry of Finance, coordinating with the United Nations unit the details of the transfer and use of resources.
At the end of last month, Cuba denounced before the Executive Board of the WFP the negative impact of the economic, commercial and financial blockade of the United States against the island in the agricultural and food sectors.
In the context of the presentation of the new strategic program of the Caribbean nation for the period 2021-2024 with this agency, Havana evidenced the persistence of this hostile policy for six decades and the increase in harassment from Washington in recent years.
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