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Growing risks threaten global agriculture

Growing risks threaten global agriculture

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) Global agricultural production is increasingly threatened by growing environmental risks and insufficient availability of resources, Dr. Odalys Rodríguez, member of the Safety and Risks Chair, said.
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Rodríguez considered that the high level of dependence on environmental conditions and availability and quality of natural resources are key factors that must be taken into account for the sake of productive process success.

In an interview with Prensa Latina, Rodríguez cited a recent report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) according to which meeting nutritional needs of global population by 2050 will be a great challenge.

In Rodríguez’s view, continuing disasters caused by natural phenomena including earthquakes and hurricanes, among main and most devastating ones, alongside deforestation and other disasters caused by indiscriminate exploitation of forests and soils, make agriculture much more unprotected.

Dr. Rodríguez presented a comprehensive approach to risk management focused on innovation in Cuban agriculture, which contributes to increasing food production in this sector.

Risk management in Cuba´s agriculture is developed from two perspectives: the one aimed at preventing disaster situations, and the other one linked to risk control in the organizational framework; but unfortunately it is not tackled from a comprehensive approach.

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