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FAO workshop on agroecological management in Cuba

Havana, Mar 22 (Prensa Latina) The IRES Project, first approved and financed for Cuba by the Green Climate Fund, holds a workshop as of this Tuesday on the use and management of agroecological practices, the FAO representation here reported.

Considered a training in the forestry, agricultural and livestock systems, the event takes place in the agroforestry modules that are part of the project Increased climate resilience of rural households and communities, IRES, through the rehabilitation of productive landscapes in selected localities.

According to the Office of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in Cuba, issues such as agro-energy systems for the energy and food production in the context of a circular economy, and measures for adaptation to climate change in agricultural systems, will be addressed.

The water situation and the actions for soil conservation in the municipalities linked to this initiative, which are considered vulnerable to the effects of climate change, will be also under discussion.

Implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture with technical assistance from FAO, IRES is the first project financed by the Green Climate Fund and it is currently working in seven Cuban municipalities: Los Arabos in Matanzas province; Santo Domingo, Quemado de Güines and Corralillo in Villa Clara province; and Jobabo, Amancio Rodriguez and Colombia in Las Tunas province.

IRES is the fourth initiative designed by FAO in Latin America and the Caribbean and it seeks to increase climate resilience of rural households and communities through the rehabilitation of productive landscapes in selected localities of Cuba.


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